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By Lisa R. Silberstein

Dual-career marriage, within which spouse and husband each one pursue a qualified profession, deals a window into the altering panorama of gender roles and kinfolk. within the span of a unmarried iteration, the relations during which either mom and dad paintings outdoors the house has long past from being the exception to being the guideline. This booklet examines the multi-layered implications this awesome, speedy swap holds for the material of relations and marital lifestyles and for the process men's and women's paintings lives.

extensive interviews with dual-career other halves and husbands supply wealthy information regarding 4 significant issues:

* In what methods and for whom do dual-career marriages reflect the normal gender preparations of one-career marriages, and in what methods do dual-career marriages characterize a revolution in gender roles?

* How do the 2 careers of spouses advance aspect via aspect, and in what methods do dual-career spouses aid or prevent each one other's careers?

* How do paintings and family members mix in dual-career marriages?

* How are relationships among spouses and among mom and dad and youngsters plagued by twin careers?

This publication offers a sophisticated, textured portrait of up to date dual-career marriage -- studying the advanced interaction of expectancies, behaviors, and feelings inside and among dual-career spouses. the writer observes that the centrality of relations or paintings to every spouse's feel of self powerfully impacts how the couple negotiates the demanding situations posed by way of dual-career marriage, together with emotions of festival among spouses, questions of geographic strikes, and department of household projects. The research illuminates many problems with medical relevance, akin to the typical probability of dual-career spouses having little time for marital intimacy as soon as the rigorous calls for of careers and kids are met, and the complex intrapersonal in addition to interpersonal tensions generated via gender roles in transition.

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