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More equal than others : women and men in dual-career marriages /
Rosanna Hertz.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1986.
description
xvi, 245 p.
ISBN
0520058046 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1986.
isbn
0520058046 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2191346
 
Bibliography: p. 227-237.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Rosanna Hertz is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1986-12:
In studying dual-career couples in the corporate world, Hertz (Sociology, Wellesley) examines several important questions. What does the relative economic equality of these couples mean to their individual and shared lives? Has success in the work world fundamentally changed the nature of marriage and the family? Is the dependence on an outside, usually low-wage pool of labor for household and child care really progress toward economic equality? This well-written, thoughtful study of marriage as the third career should receive considerable attention from the growing number of working couples in the population. Recommended. Hilma F. Cooper, Cheltenham Twp. Libs., Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, December 1986
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Main Description
By placing the dual-career marriage in its economic and social context, More Equal Than Othersgoes beyond the media image of dual-career couples as self-sufficient units and compels the reader to confront the dilemmas and possibilities of modern marriages.
Main Description
By placing the dual-career marriage in its economic and social context, More Equal Than Others goes beyond the media image of dual-career couples as self-sufficient units and compels the reader to confront the dilemmas and possibilities of modern marriages. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The New "Modern Couple"?p. 1
Dual Careers: A Contingent Phenomenonp. 4
Work and Family: The Sociological Contextp. 7
Research on Dual-Career Familiesp. 10
Beyond Organization Men and Token Womenp. 15
From Family to Workp. 17
At the Crossroads: A New Marital Bond?p. 20
Organization of the Studyp. 21
Conclusionp. 27
Three Careers: His Work, Her Work, and Their Marriagep. 29
The Dual-Career Challengep. 31
What They Do: A Samplingp. 35
Career Beginnings: His Careerp. 40
Career Beginnings: Her Careerp. 42
Their Career: Marriagep. 54
Conclusionp. 82
Money Makes a Differencep. 84
Money and Authorityp. 87
Money and Independencep. 101
Conclusionp. 112
Having Children: Decisions, Strategies, and Constraintsp. 114
Work Demandsp. 116
Career Success and Women as Mothersp. 121
Dilemmas of Parenting and Careersp. 131
Childcare Arrangements: Helping Handsp. 147
Hired Labor Versus Alternative Approachesp. 148
The Contradictions of Using Childcare Providersp. 160
Conclusionp. 194
The Dual-Career Couple: Implications and Future Directionsp. 196
Class and Family Structurep. 198
The Marriage of Careersp. 204
The Future of Dual-Career Marriagep. 211
Methodologyp. 215
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 239
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