Dual career couples: individual and organizational implications authors authors and affiliations this paper reviews this literature and discusses the implications of the dual-career family structure from both the individual and the organizational points-of-view ‘going shopping: the professinal couple in the job market’, in fran. A review of the literature indicates few concepts to assess dual-career couples during counseling limitations of past definitions and theories of career development are discussed in the context of the complexity of the dual-career life-style. A dual-career marriage, or one in which both partners have careers outside of the home, is becoming more of the norm in today's society in order to be classified as a dual-career couple, both individuals must have careers that require high commitment and in which advancement is desired over time. Dual career definition: 1 a situation in which both people in a marriage or relationship have a job: 2 a situation in which someone has two jobs: meaning of “dual career” in the english dictionary business business dual-career couple/family/marriage (definition of “dual career” from the cambridge business english.
The issues associated with dual-career couples and parent employees it is a fact nowadays that “the number of dual-career couples is increasing and the trend is worldwide dupont, for example, has 3,500 dual-career couples in the workforce of 100,000” (aswathappa and dash, 2007, p160. Dual-career couples finding two takes hard work, patience, compromise and a bit of luck you and your spouse or partner have completed years of coursework, research, writing and teaching on the way toward your doctorates. Dual-career couple place- ment, known to most physicists as the “two-body problem,” is a major issue in both academic and industrial hiring it has a particularly. The conventional wisdom urging compromise and self-sacrifice leads many dual-career couples astray the currently prevailing pessimism about the viability of dual-career couples may dishearten the romantic in us, but it has some basis in reality.
10 dual-career couples: speciﬁc challenges for work-life integration 177 type of role-cycling conﬂict refers to a decision whether to curtail career engage- ment in favor of family commitment. Dual career couples are the couples who have already settled for a long number of years and have a kid or two for wife, the main concern is her less involvement with her children while for the husband it is the lack of providing security to his family. Nancy carter and her spouse were a dual-career couple on assignment in taipei, taiwan, and vienna, austriaas an accompanying spouse in austria she worked on dual-career issues for the united nations industrial development organization and the atomic energy agency. Dual career couples in physics, the two-body problem describes the gravitational field created by two celestial bodies in academia, the same term describes the situation encountered when both members of a couple are applying for jobs.
Dual career program information for dual career couples about dual career services having long recognized dual career partner assistance as a crucial element in recruiting and retaining its excellent faculty, the university of michigan has developed one of the strongest dual career programs in the country. The university of lausanne is a member of the international dual career network (idcn) the idcn is a local and informal network formed to facilitate job search and career information sharing amongst the partners of its expatriate employees searching for a job in the region. The dual-career couple is a contemporary phenomenon in western industrialized nations this australian qualitative investigation explored the organizational issues associated with dual-career couples from the perspective of both dual-carrer couple members and their employing organizations.
Dr ssridhar professor & head, department of management studies nmit who are dccs • “dual career couples constitute a specific population of partners who both derive satisfaction from participation in the full- time pursuit of career and family” (rapoport & rapoport, 1971. The couple have now been together for 13 years and are working together to make their dual-career family work ignacio is an account executive in the banking industry and jennifer is a regional account manager in the healthcare industry. Dr laura langner has been awarded a future research leaders grant from the uk economic and social research council (esrc) to work as a principal investigator on the project ‘what makes dual career couples work.
Helping employees in dual-career households requires an investment and an ongoing dialogue, but there is a significant payoff in terms of engagement, productivity, recruiting, and retention it’s an investment in a company’s most valuable asset—its people. Dual career couple 1 definition dual career couples are families in which both heads of households pursue careers and at the same time maintain a family life together. Now, 475% of all american married couples are dual-career couples in canada, the percentage of husband-wife families that were dual earners is roughly 70% , and approximately two thirds of two. A counterintuitive strategy for happy dual-career couples how some working parents make a counterintuitive approach work: both take on new or challenging jobs at the same time.
1011 overview: the development of dual-career couples over the past 40 years, industrialized nations have experienced major changes in their labor market characteristics of special importance is the steady increase of women’s participation in the paid workforce. Although by no means all institutions offer a dual career service, their number is steadily increasing: over 40 universities nationwide have joined the dual career network germany (dcnd) and offer highly qualified researcher couples targeted support in their joint career planning.
A dual-career family is a family in which both parents have careers the term is typically only used for those who work away from home, and it does not include those who at home the jobs are also usually careers with advancement goals rather than temporary work. Their coaching practice genderworks supports dual-career professional couples in laying a foundation for, and navigating the obstacles to, gender equality as parents lisa earned an mba with highest honors from the simmons school of management and a bs with distinction from cornell university in applied economics. The dual career couples employment assistance program coordinator (hereafter referred to as the program coordinator) is located in the office of the associate vice chancellor of human resources, king 223, and may be reached by calling 704-687-0644.