Influences on Occupational Identity

A Review of Research and Programs
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Developed by cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito, this research identifies barriers and funnels of influence that produce occupational identity – and oftentimes create disparate outcomes for marginalized youth. Ito also presents entry points to promote equity, like bias training and apprenticeships for young people.

Webinar

Protagonist Webinar on Narratives on Occupational Identity; the first in a series of webinars that expose and discuss the rich research done on occupational identities.

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This report synthesizes research and programs centered on youth occupational identity—their vision of their future selves in the workforce, what they like to do, what they believe they are skilled at, and where they feel they belong.