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5 Managing dual-career dilemmas

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There are many arguments in favour of dual-career families. In most cases, two incomes enable partners to provide at least the basic comforts and modest pleasures of modern life. When both partners work, each is able to keep up with his or her career path, stay marketable and competitive, and contribute to post-retirement financial security. Additionally, the knowledge that one partner is securely employed gives the other partner the opportunity to resign, if necessary, and seek a better position elsewhere.

However, there are also drawbacks: one member of the couple may have to move their career interests down a ...

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