ERIC Number: ED211231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Corporations and Two-Career Families: Directions for the Future. A Report Based on the Findings of Two National Surveys.
Catalyst, New York, NY.
Two surveys were conducted to further increase understanding of two-career families and the corporations that employ them. First, questionnaires sent to Fortune 1300 corporations probed for awareness on the part of corporations of the problems of two-career couples and attempted to elicit evidence of new policy planning. A total of 374 companies participated in the corporate survey by answering four-page questionnaires. Additionally, two-career couples were recruited for participation in a survey through announcements in selected magazines and through a nationally syndicated United Press International column. Of the more than 2,000 couples who volunteered, 815 qualified for the couples survey. (To qualify for participation the wife had to have a career in the business community.) Wives and husbands answered virtually identical sets of questions, each of which was six pages in length. Results of the surveys and implications for corporations and couples are discussed. Tables of data and descriptions of aspects of research methodology employed in the surveys are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Catalyst, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Corporations; Dual Career Family