New research finds a link between the rise in individualism and the rise in white-collar employment. The researchers believe the linkage is the change in status that comes with a transition from blue-collar to white-collar work. That implies a causation running from the growth of white-collar employment in the economy to individualism.
“We were surprised that only one of the six tested cultural psychological theories was any good for statistically predicting changes in US individualism over time,” says Grossmann. “The only […]