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

Main Author Vannoy-Hiller, Dana Coauthor Philliber, William W. Country Estados Unidos. Publication Newbury Park : Sage, cop. 1989 Description 168 p. ; 22 cm Series Sage Library of Social Research , 174 ISBN 0-8039-2814-9 CDU 396
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This innovative study focuses on high-achieving women and their families. Both partners were interviewed 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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Sex Equality in Marriage
  • Sources of Social Change
  • Gender-Role Identity and Marriage
  • The Distribution of Perceived Marital Quality
  • Who Does What
  • Expectations and Realities
  • Consequences of Competitiveness, Imbalance, and Gender-Role Identity
  • Successful Marriages

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The purpose of this book is to explore how changes in the social structure affect the quality of marital relationships. More specifically, the authors examine the social basis for the self-concepts of husbands and wives, the structural supports for gender equality, and their reciprocal impact on marital quality. The research is based on 489 couples. The idea development is solid and the complexities of earlier research are handled with elegance and ease. The authors are two sociologists with previous publications in the area of dual-earner families. Their work has both breadth and depth. Against a backdrop of the contributions of Gary Becker and Constantina Safilios-Rothschild, this work further refines the intersection between social structure, gender-role expectations, and marital quality in the contemporary world. A good library addition. Upper-division undergraduates and above. Y. Peterson Saint Xavier College

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