ERIC Number: ED052300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Intertwining Career Patterns of Husbands and Wives in Certain Professions.
Holmstrom, Lynda Lytle
To a large extent the occupational system and the family system presuppose that in a married couple only one spouse will have a high level occupation. Typically the husband has a demanding occupational role, while the wife has either no occupational role or one that is subordinate in importance to that of her husband. One of the major ways in which strains between the occupational and family systems are "resolved" in the contemporary United States is by exclusion of married women from full participation in the world of work. The present study focuses on the career patterns and contingencies of the deviant cases; namely, those couples in which the wife does have an independent career of her own. These couples come up against features of our society which presuppose that only one spouse, typically the husband, will have a career. (Author)
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Problems, Family Structure, Interaction, Job Analysis, Marital Instability, Professional Personnel, Role Conflict
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation; Brandeis University