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A Guide for Dual-Career Couples : Rewriting the Rules
by Eve Sprunt


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Women are becoming increasingly influential in the workforce; the era of men being the primary or only income-earner in a partnership is all but gone. Today, people tend to meet their spouse or domestic partner at school or at work. High achievers tend to pair with other high achievers, often in similar fields.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Women are becoming increasingly influential in the workforce; the era of men being the primary or only income-earner in a partnership is all but gone. Today, people tend to meet their spouse or domestic partner at school or at work. High achievers tend to pair with other high achievers, often in similar fields. This leads to couples in which both individuals are strongly motivated to have successful careers. What happens when they become parents or when one--or both--individuals need to consider relocating for their job?

Many mid-career, college-educated people, especially women as well as undergraduate and graduate students, are concerned about developing a plan to mesh their career with a partner and are seeking guidance. This book offers a gender-neutral guide for 21st-century couples that will benefit men as much as women. The author provides career-management guidance for people in dual-career relationships in which both parties are ambitiously attempting to pursue equally important, high-powered careers, presenting examples of alternative solutions and arguing that many "women's issues"--including parenting and limited geographic mobility--are more appropriately managed in a gender-neutral way as dual-career couple issues.

Readers will understand how to make better decisions regarding difficult situations, such as whether to accept an opportunity that adversely impacts their personal lives, choosing to take a leave of absence or to quit, investing a large amount of one person's salary for domestic assistance and childcare, taking paternity leave, and leveraging flexible work arrangements--for example, telecommuting.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781440850097
  • ISBN-10: 1440850097
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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