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Two Careers, One Family
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Two Careers, One Family
The Promise of Gender Equality



May 1993 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book explores a central issue in the study of close relationships: the reevaluation of traditional gender roles to take into account what is both functional and optimal for people in dual-career relationships.

The author discusses how many women and men are attempting to negotiate new realities at home and work, with each other and with the larger social structure. The expectations and realities of dual-career family life are examined, benefits of increased gender equity for both same-sex and heterosexual couples explored, and continuing obstacles and sources of stress identified.

 
PART ONE: THE SOCIETAL CONTEXT OF YOUNG ADULTS TODAY
 
Societal Changes and Realities
An Introduction to the Dual-Career Family

 
 
Contemporary Female Perspectives
 
Contemporary Male Perspectives
 
PART TWO: EXPECTATIONS FOR AND REALITIES OF DUAL-CAREER FAMILY LIFE
 
Young Adults' Career and Family Intentions and Expectations
 
Living as a Dual-Career Family
 
Workplace Family Policies
 
PART THREE: WHAT'S AHEAD
 
What Will the Future Bring for Gender Equality and Dual-Career Families?

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ISBN: 9780803950733
£45.99