Opleidingsrichting en leefstijl. Het belang van opleidingshulpbronnen versus beroepskenmerken voor leefstijlkeuzes


  • Werfhorst,Herman van de
  • Kraaykamp,Gerbert
  • Graaf,Nan Dirk de




Dutch social scientists use level of education on the one hand and the economic and cultural occupational resources on the other, as the main determinants of lifestyle choices. Since skills and preferences are shaped in education, we argue that besides level of education we also need field of education to more thoroughly understand lifestyle choices. Using national representative data of 1992, we examine the explanatory power of level and field of education for a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Furthermore, we investigate whether the occupational economic and cultural resources offer an additional explanation. Our results show that lifestyle choices are predominantly caused by educational characteristics. Only for a few lifestyle choices cultural or economic occupational resources have an effect after controlling for level and field of education. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Biografieën auteurs

Werfhorst,Herman van de


Graaf,Nan Dirk de