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ERIC Number: ED341819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875134-03-4
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Strategies for Dual-Career Couples. [Second Edition.]
Stevens, Paul
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)
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Family Work Relationship