A question of compromise? Case study evidence on the location and mobility strategies of dual career households
Green, Anne E.. (1997) A question of compromise? Case study evidence on the location and mobility strategies of dual career households. Regional Studies, 31 (7). pp. 641-657. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343409750130731
Drawing on in-depth interviews with 30 dual career households, this paper presents a framework for the study of and selected evidence on, the key factors influencing the location and mobility strategies of a privileged and growing group of the population. The ways in which such factors are 'traded off' one against another in decision making, and how individual sacrifices may be made for household benefits, are outlined. Accessible semi-rural areas emerge as one of the most preferred residential environments for dual career households, with many couples prepared to commute long distances to work - nearly always by car - in order to live in such areas. A further advantage of a location accessible to a motorway junction is that commuting potential for both partners is maximized, while the need for residential migration is minimized.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Dual-career families , Work and family, Decision making, Labor mobility , Commuting, Residential mobility, Local transit accessibility, Urbanization, Neighborhoods|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Official Date:||July 1997|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 641-657|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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