Gender, Migration and the Dual Career Household
Author: Irene Hardill
Illustrations : 11 line figures and 6 tables
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-47075-3
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-47075-6
No of pages : 176
eBook Price : $168
Originally Published : 5 Sep 2002
Do careers today demand more spatial mobility? How are two careers accommodated and managed within one household? What issues of gender are related to dual career households and migration?
This book explores the gender issues associated with international migration in dual career households. Adopting a feminist approach, the author links research in economics, sociology, management and business and human geography to explore post-industrial managerial and professional careers. Particular emphasis is placed on the way in which social mobility and spatial mobility are entwined.
The author explores the location and mobility decisions of dual career households, examining their personal and household biographies as well as published statistics. The couples studied are currently living and working in Canada, the USA and the UK, but have previously lived and worked in many other places.
The chapters examine the following aspects of the subject:
* The micro-sociology of the household
* What it means to be socially mobile
* The complex ways in which work and home are becoming blurred
* Spatial mobility and the acquisition of cultural capital
* Skilled international migration in the pursuit of organisational careers
* Occupational careers and skilled international migration (with case studies of health care professionals).
Of essential interest to scholars of human geography, sociology and gender studies, this book will also interest those working in organizational, migration and urban studies.