ERIC Number: ED170669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Transfer Policies, Career, and Family: Are They Compatible?
Gerstmann, Timothy K.
The effects of business transfers on families were studied through family impact analysis. A small sample (10 couples) of dual-career and dual-worker couples was utilized for the project. The sample was unusual in that both partners were employed by the same company. Four areas were examined for possible impacts of a transfer on the family: family structure, family organization, kin and community relations, and economic situation. It was found that family organization adjusts to the work situation. Children are planned to arrive at convenient points in the career, or not at all. Moves are made for sake of the career, but rarely for other reasons. No positive impacts for the family are seen in transferring, but there are definite disadvantages. Work is perceived by the respondents to be a major factor influencing the quality of life. Those transferring tend to be more isolated in kin and community relations. As well, those transferring tend to be paid higher salaries, although there are other factors involved in this relationship. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978)