Equal Partners?: How Dual-Professional Couples Make Career, Relationship, and Family Decisions (Paperback)

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Many young professionals seek egalitarian partnerships in which both partners work for pay and share unpaid housework and childcare. Yet working couples' realities often deviate from this ideal, with women trading off employment for family care. Will contemporary young adults repeat this pattern, or will they come closer to achieving equality in work and family? Equal Partners? seeks to explore this question.  

Drawing on six years of interviews with the partners in twenty-one different-gender couples, Jaclyn S. Wong documents how supportive workplaces, partners' steadfast gender-egalitarian attitudes, and partners' jointly coordinated actions all need to come together for couples to experience gender equality in work and family. This book offers a compelling study of the dynamics of couples in ambitious partnerships who aspire to equality as they navigate the external pressures that come with life planning.

About the Author


Jaclyn S. Wong is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.

Praise For…


"This book is also a must-read for anyone wondering how much, if anything, has changed in a critical arena of life—and why. Unsurprisingly, I strongly recommend this book to researchers, policymakers, students, and the public."
— Social Forces


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520384576
ISBN-10: 0520384571
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English