I Will Follow Him: Family Ties, Gender-Role Beliefs, and Reluctance to Relocate for a Better Job

  title={I Will Follow Him: Family Ties, Gender-Role Beliefs, and Reluctance to Relocate for a Better Job},
  author={William T. Bielby and Denise Del Vento Bielby},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1241 - 1267}
This article tests competing explanations for why wives in dualearner couples are less willing than husbands to relocate for a better job. Hypotheses are derived from a neoclassical market model that assumes spouses maximize family well-being and a sociological alternative that emphasizes the mediating function fo gender-role-ideology in decision making by couples. Results from a maximum-likelihood probit model that uses data from the 1977 Quality of Employment Survey indicate that couples… Expand
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