Gender and Identity in a Turbulent Space and Time: An Interview Study of Dual-Career Diplomatic Couples

The first output of this longitudinal qualitative study presents main results and sets the landscape of the dual-career couples in the FCDO. The results suggest that access to paid work and professional identity for both partners is important for the sense of balance in their relationship as a couple. Various dual-career models and strategies have been identified. This study is being conducted in cooperation with ESCP Business School London, King’s College London, Loughborough University London and Aarhus University.