Dual career couples, gender and migration

Hardill, Irene and Wheatley, Dan (2010) Dual career couples, gender and migration. In: Wohnen und Gender: theoretische, politische, soziale und räumliche Aspekte. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. ISBN 978-3531159102

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A growing number of households in advanced captalist countries like Germany and the UK are striving to achieve upward social mobility through the pursuit of a career. In some of these households both partners are trying to build careers. These 'dual career' households are defined as those in which both partners (that is, two heterosexual adults living as a couple in a two person or larger household) are in managerial and administrative, professional and associated professional and technical occupations; the types of occupation which tend to place particular demands on the individual and emphasise commitment. In this chapter we focus on the location and mobility decisions of heterosexual dual career households, highlighting in particular the ways in which social mobility (career advancement) and spatial mobility (geographic migration) intertwine for them.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: residential mobility social aspects, housing political aspects, housing sex differences
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2958

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