This book explores the gender issues associated with international migration in dual career households. Adopting a feminist approach, the author links research in economics, sociology, management and business and human geography to explore post-industrial managerial and professional careers. Particular emphasis is placed on the way in which social mobility and spatial mobility are entwined. The author explores the location and mobility decisions of dual career households, examining their personal and household biographies as well as published statistics. Of essential interest to scholars of human geography, sociology and gender studies, this book will also interest those working in organizational, migration and urban studies.
Table of Contents
1. Social and Spacial Mobility in a Global Economy 2. Households, Careers and Decision Making 3. Defining Status and Success through the Pursuit of a Career 4. Defining Status and Success through Residential Property 5. The Blurring of Boundaries between Home and Work 6. Spatial Mobility within the Education System 7. Organizational Careers: Patriarchy and Expatriate Work 8. Professional Careers and Skilled International Migration: Case Studies of Health Care Professionals 9. Dual Career Couples and the New Economy