Searching for Gaps: The Work-Related Values of the Young Generations

Thursday, 2 July 2015: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
TW2.1.01 (Tower Two)
Sik Endre, TRKI, Budapest, Hungary
Gábor Hajdu, MTA TK SZI, Budapest, Hungary
In our analysis we search for gaps of the changing attitudes to work in Europe and in other developed counties by cohorts and age groups. We pooled the comparative time series cross-sectional survey data from World Values Survey/European Values Study (WVS/EVS), International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) and European Social Survey (ESS), which allow us to compare attitudes from the 1980’s to 2010 (n=160,000). Our main research questions are whether (1) the importance of work (the answer to the dilemma of “Work versus Life”) and (2) main priorities in the world of work (the answer to the questions “What is more important in work: income/security/satisfaction, etc,?”) are different across age groups and birth cohorts, and whether this difference has changed in the last 30 years.