Presentation Title

MILLENiGenZ Balancing the Family and Career Tightrope

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mary Yu Danico, Dr. Anthony C. Ocampo, Dr. Faye Linda Wachs

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

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Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce today (Pew Research Center, 2018) and much have been stated about the kind of work environment and jobs that they would like to secure. What is absent from the conversation are how family life and responsibilities shape millennial’s decisions about work life balance. The Asian American Transnational Research Initiative, led by Dr. Mary Yu Danico has been examining the socio-economic-political-cultural impact on millennials and GenZ who are referred to as MILLENiGenZ. The 184 question survey was distributed from January 2018-December 2018 to 937 MILLENiGenZ (born between 1983 and 1999) college students and young adults living in Southern California, with a large majority of the respondents being from Los Angeles county. The survey explores their views on politics , social issues, career, family relations, friendship, their hopes and aspirations, and overall outlook on the future. This poster presentation offers a snapshot of how MILLENiGenZ balance and prioritize their decisions about careers and family. Latino and Asian Americans are described as family centered with a strong sense of familism or filial piety, yet the findings reveal how nuanced the priorities are (Berg & Jaya, 1993; Moy, 1992; Vega, 1995). The paradox for the MILLENiGenZ is their sense of obligation to take care of their families in direct contrast to the economic reality of a global market that may force them to be away from their families.

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MILLENiGenZ Balancing the Family and Career Tightrope

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Millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce today (Pew Research Center, 2018) and much have been stated about the kind of work environment and jobs that they would like to secure. What is absent from the conversation are how family life and responsibilities shape millennial’s decisions about work life balance. The Asian American Transnational Research Initiative, led by Dr. Mary Yu Danico has been examining the socio-economic-political-cultural impact on millennials and GenZ who are referred to as MILLENiGenZ. The 184 question survey was distributed from January 2018-December 2018 to 937 MILLENiGenZ (born between 1983 and 1999) college students and young adults living in Southern California, with a large majority of the respondents being from Los Angeles county. The survey explores their views on politics , social issues, career, family relations, friendship, their hopes and aspirations, and overall outlook on the future. This poster presentation offers a snapshot of how MILLENiGenZ balance and prioritize their decisions about careers and family. Latino and Asian Americans are described as family centered with a strong sense of familism or filial piety, yet the findings reveal how nuanced the priorities are (Berg & Jaya, 1993; Moy, 1992; Vega, 1995). The paradox for the MILLENiGenZ is their sense of obligation to take care of their families in direct contrast to the economic reality of a global market that may force them to be away from their families.