dual-career marriage

Marriages in which both partners pursue occupational careers . Such marriages are still relatively rare, and findings about dual-career marriages may not generalize to dual-earner families (where both partners are formally employed but only one-usually the male-pursues a career), which are now the norm. However, empirical studies suggest that both career women and those with less rewarding jobs appear to work a double shift, combining home and work responsibilities. See also domestic division of labour.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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