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Determinants of Mobility in Two-Earner Families: Does the Wife's Income Count?
Gerald A. Bird and Gloria W. Bird
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 47, No. 3 (Aug., 1985), pp. 753-758
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352279
Page Count: 6
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The present study indicates that demographic variables in combination with attitudinal predictors are useful explainers of past as well as future mobility in two-earner families. Although few families in the past made mobility decisions to accommodate the wife's job, it appears that changes in attitudes towards wife's employment accompanied by increases in the wife's income are influencing families to consider the wife's employment when making mobility decisions. Findings indicate that, among wives, sex-role orientation, role salience and individual income most often influence mobility decisions. Among husbands, individual income, role salience, sex-role orientation, and wife's employment status are the variables significantly related to mobility.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1985 National Council on Family Relations