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Work and Family Study, 1983: [Cincinnati] (ICPSR 9465)

Principal Investigator(s): Hiller, Dana V.; Philliber, William W.


This data collection, which focuses on married couples, investigates the effects of dual careers and job status on marital partners. Four major mechanisms were identified to account for the relationships between higher occupational status of the wife and negative marital and/or career outcomes. These mechanisms include (1) competition between husband and wife, (2) conflict between role expectations and performances, (3) conflict with respective gender identities, and (4) lack of role complementarity in the relationship. The data collection effort sought to determine if any of these mechanisms or combination of mechanisms cause the wife to stay out of the labor force, cause the husband's occupation to limit the wife's occupational attainment, or cause the wife's higher occupational attainment to result in marital dissatisfaction. Major variables include labor force participation, occupation, gender identity, role expectations, perception of expectations, perception of performance, role complementarity, competition, marital satisfaction, career commitment, support for wife's career, and perceived status differences. The unit of analysis is the married couple.

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Study Description


Hiller, Dana V., and William W. Philliber. WORK AND FAMILY STUDY, 1983: [CINCINNATI]. Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Sociology [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09465.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09465.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8121064)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    careers, family work relationship, gender identities, gender roles, labor force, marital relations, marital satisfaction, occupations, work, working women

Geographic Coverage:    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982-10-01--1983-03-31

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982-10-01--1983-03-31

Universe:    Married couples in the Cincinnati, Ohio SMSA

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Random stratified sample (according to whether dual or single earners and occupational status).

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-03-05

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB9465.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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