Migration & Gender: The trailing spouse

In the field of international human resource management and international careers, the dual career 'issue' continues to be a deterrent to couples to embark on an organization-assigned expatriation work abroad experience OR to embark on self-initiated international work experiences. The trailing spouse is that person in the relationship that puts their own career on hold, or positions it as secondary to their partner, and follows their partner who embarks on the international work experience abroad. This causes problems in a relationship, which, before the move may have been more equal in terms of career focus, to one where one partner in the relationship can avail of a career advancement due to their move internationally, while the career of the other partner in the relationship suffers Continue reading here [...]