Dual Earners and Balance in Their Family and Work Life: Findings from Pakistan

European Journal of Social Sciences, 17(1), pp. 28-40, 2010

13 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012

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Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

In this globalize world, parent are searching for equitable life between their family and work roles. This study explored the insight aspects and difficulties of dual earner’s family and work life. Two thousand two hundred (2,200) questionnaires were distributed in 12 organizations of Karachi, Pakistan. The key findings of this study exposed the individual’s family and work role identity and value principles are the cause of role tenancy choices and decisions made by dual-earner parents. Gender based parental role identities are evenly account a work role identity or salient parental. Dual earners’ experience the concerns and rewards of work and family role accumulation. Family role participation rewards and conflicts arose for mothers and fathers with their family related life. Balancing work and family, their related issues and concerns are important for dual earners, regardless of their occupational field. Dual-earner parents also experience the interrole conflict and overload, which hurt their work or family domain. It makes intricacy to fulfill one’s role in response to fulfilling other role successfully.

Keywords: Dual Earners, Family, Family life, Work Life, Pakistan

JEL Classification: D1, D19, J1, J11

Suggested Citation

Ghouri, Arsalan Mujahid and Abrar, Naheed, Dual Earners and Balance in Their Family and Work Life: Findings from Pakistan (January 1, 2010). European Journal of Social Sciences, 17(1), pp. 28-40, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030450

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri (Contact Author)

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris ( email )

TG.MALIM - PERAK
Tanjong Malim, PA Perak 35900
Malaysia

Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology ( email )

Sector G-7/1, Main University Road
Karachi
Pakistan

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