This article is based upon a Project Report On Dual Career Couple & Their Work Life Balance. This project report talks about the working couples and the balance which they need to maintain in their relationship. This article is useful for MBA and PGDM students. This article includes Introduction, Research methodology etc. You can download the entire project as well.
The term “dual-career” was first coined in 1969 by a European academic couple (Rapoport & Rapoport 1969;Rapoport & Rapoport 1971). Since then this term has become quite established, other expressions are”coupled careers” (Bernasco1994), ”conjoint career couple”(Adler et al. 1989) or ”coordinated career” couple (Butler & Paisley 1980). These last two terms, however, refer to couples where both partners pursue careers in the same field or whose work activities overlap (Butler & Paisley 1980), and who are, therefore, professional colleagues in addition to being partners (Adler et al. 1989). According to the Rapoports, dual career couples differ from dual-earner families/couples. In dual-career couples, both partners pursue an occupational career occupying or seeking jobs which are characterized by high professional standards, a high degree of commitment and a developmental sequence. The rationale for such a distinction between dual-career and dual-earner couples is that a number of problems are particularly relevant to the situation when both partners have and want to pursue careers, thus of dual-career couples. These problems can be classified into two areas: geographical mobility and family responsibilities – which, according to the results presented in the remainder of the report, not only but to a higher degree affect careers of women more than careers of men in dual-career couples. This might be indicated by the fact that also for women holding academic degrees it is true that: ”although education does raise women’s pay, it does so less for women than for men”( Roos & Gatta1999: 101). The general reason behind this very well- established fact is often attributed to gender differences in career paths. Different attitudes toward work and the struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, but also gender segregation of occupations and discrimination might ”restrict women from attaining the highest positions, compared to men with similar backgrounds and education” (Stroh & Reilly 1999: 310). Specifically for the ‘academic world’, there is strong evidence that married faculty women receive less prestigious positions and institutional rewards (Bird & Bird 1987; Bryant et al. 1988; Ezrati1983;Monk-Turner & Turner 1.
Objective Survey – An objective survey was conducted to gather the relevant information. For this purpose, questionnaire was prepared with 15 questions. We asked to right option of their choice. Type Of The Study Descriptive as well as explorative.
Data Collection Method – Primary Data: Structured Questionnaire
Secondary Data – Web sites & Past Research Study Area Some Private Concerns at Gurgaon and Nearby Areas. Sample Size Total no. of respondents are 50 for my survey ( both husband & wife )