Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 02 Issue 02

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Volume 02, No. 2
Pages 28 - 28

REVIEW AND COMMENT • Dual-Career Couples and Science: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

C. Susan WeilerPaul H. Yancey
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Combining marriage and career has traditionally been considered an advantage for men and a problem for women. Yet, it is today a mistake to view dual-career couples in this light. Society is increasingly accepting women in the workforce, couples are having fewer children and sharing more responsibilities, and employers are increasingly faced with the task of recruiting and accommodating both men and women who are making career decisions constrained by family priorities and who do not wish to follow traditional career paths. The rapidity of these transformations has left individuals, institutions and society unprepared to cope with the ramifications.


Weiler, C.S., and P.H. Yancey. 1989. Dual-career couples and science: Opportunities, challenges and strategies. Oceanography 2(2):28, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1989.07.