Definition of Dual-career Marriage
(noun) A marriage in which both partners work or pursue careers.
Example of Dual-career Marriage
- Kelly and Quinn are married and both pursue professional careers.
Dual-career Marriage Pronunciation
Syllabification: du·al ca·reer mar·riage
- American English – /dOO-uhl-kuhr-rIR mAIR-ij/
- British English – /dyOO-uhl-kuh-rIUH mAr-ij/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈduəl-kəˈrɪr ˈmɛrɪʤ/
- British English – /ˈdju(ː)əl-kəˈrɪə ˈmærɪʤ/
- Plural: dual-career marriages
- A type of marriage.
- Variant spelling: dual career marriage
- Domestic labor in dual-career marriage was studied in The Sociology of Housework (1974) by Ann Oakley (born 1944) and The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home (1989) by Arlie Hochschild (born 1940) and Anne Machung.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “dual” and “career” and “marriage” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Cite the Definition of Dual-career Marriage
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “dual-career marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
dual-career marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “dual-career marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“dual-career marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/>.