A few weeks ago, we were sitting around the office arguing over this simple question: Who had richer parents, journalists or people working in finance? Doctors or artists? More generally: What's the link between household income during childhood and job choice during adulthood?


Interesting. I'm a life scientist, and I'm definitely doing better than my parents were at my age. My fiancee also doesn't quite fit the mold. She's a designer, but quite a successful one. Not sure how she compares with her parents' income at her age, but I imagine it's ahead. I'm not sure designers should be lumped with artists and musicians, however, because designers get industry jobs, whereas the others don't.

Also, who knew that police officers did so well? That makes me and my tax dollars angry :/

posted by thenewgreen: 1765 days ago