Quotation Altreiter, Carina, Flecker, Jörg. 2020. ‘I Get Money for What I Like Doing Best’: The Class Origin of Young Blue-Collar Workers and their Commitment to Work. Work, Employment and Society. 34 (6), 1097-1113.


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Applying Bourdieu’s theory of social reproduction, this article deals with workers’ family-of-origin class position and the associated socialisation processes as systematic influencers of individual work orientations and commitment to work. It draws on a study of young blue-collar workers in Austria to argue how growing up in a working-class setting shapes dispositions that contribute to the commitment to manual work. The results show how these dispositions influence the assessment of work and, in particular, support a positive relationship with manual work and physical activity.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Work, Employment and Society
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-A
Language English
Title ‘I Get Money for What I Like Doing Best’: The Class Origin of Young Blue-Collar Workers and their Commitment to Work
Volume 34
Number 6
Year 2020
Page from 1097
Page to 1113
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017020916189
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0950017020916189

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Altreiter, Carina (Details)
External
Flecker, Jörg (Universität Wien, Austria)
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Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5304 Labour market research (Details)
5401 General social research (Details)
5413 Sociological methods (Details)
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