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Dual Occupation Families and Migration

R. Paul Duncan and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci
American Sociological Review
Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr., 1976), pp. 252-261
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2094472
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Abstract

This study examines effects of various circumstances of dual occupational participation on the interstate migration of a national sample of college graduates. The higher the husband's occupational prestige, the greater the demands to migrate emanating from his occupation and the greater the opportunities for employment in his field elsewhere in the country, the greater the probability of familial migration. The relative "fullness" of the wife's work role, however, as measured by her occupational prestige or her relative contribution to the total family income, and opportunities for employment in her field elsewhere in the country do not affect migration probability. The reverse question of the impact of migration on the wife's occupational participation is briefly examined. Interstate movement appears to facilitate employment for some wives who were unemployed prior to migration, but to hamper continued employment among wives employed before such a move.

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