Gender inequality in couples moving for work?
March 21, 2014 5:43 AM Subscribe
Anecdotally, it seems clear to me that women are far more likely to move to a new city for her husband's job than vice versa. But I'd like some hard numbers! There has to have been research on this, but I have no idea how to find it.
posted by Narrative Priorities to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
In case it isn't clear, what I'm talking about is a situation where one half of a heterosexual couple needs or wants to move to a new place for the sake of their career, and the other half is put in the position of finding a new job. In my experience, both in my own life and in what I've seen here on AskMe, men are much more likely to uproot their family for the sake of a job, and therefore women are more likely to be the half of a couple that's asked to make sacrifices in her career in order to move to a new place.
Can you point me to studies that have been done about this? Statistics? Anything? Or even better search terms I can use?