Publisher description for Equal partners : successful women in marriage / Dana Vannoy-Hiller, William W. Philliber.


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We are in an era where an ever-increasing percentage of families have two wage earners. In many of these families, the wife earns as much or more than the husband, and is no longer economically dependent on him. What keeps these marriages together?

In this much-needed and innovative study, the authors have used a random sample to locate high-achieving women and their families. They have interviewed both partners in an attempt to define the challenges these families face and the secrets of their successes. The authors' analysis of the successes and failures of these relationships is extended into a general examination of the disjuncture between social change and changes in individuals' attitudes and behaviour. The result is an important contribution to the understanding of the effects of shifting gender roles on the modern marriage, on contemporary families and on society as a whole.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dual-career families -- United States.
Marriage -- United States.
Work and family -- United States.
Work and family -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- Case studies.