ERIC Number: ED341819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Dual-Career Couples. [Second Edition.]
This booklet focuses on interpersonal techniques that two-career couples can use to boost their careers, organize their lives, and enhance their relationships. The guide begins by outlining expected traits of career-oriented women and commenting on the social changes that have made careers desirable for more women. It mentions the differences between men and women in how they choose a career and discusses the influence of motherhood on women's working lives. Possible two-career paths are described: working for the same employers, self-employment, and working from home. Areas of interpersonal competence are discussed, such as role balance, complementary skills, sacrifices, and marital stability. The guide lists skill requirements for dual-career couples and suggests counseling to set goals and improve communication between the partners. A list of discussion topics is provided. Recommended reading includes 13 publications on dual-career families, 11 on the female career perspective, 2 on the male perspective, and a guide to child care in Australia. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Careers, Day Care, Dual Career Family, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Working Life
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Family Work Relationship