Understanding the experience and widespread consequences of job-status leakage in traditional and non-traditional families

Lay Summary 

Previous research undertaken by Dr. Byrne found that marital instability may occur among heterosexual couples when women have higher-status jobs than their husbands. This series of subsequent studies will examine whether the same holds true among same-sex couples and those in different socio-economic classes. Using the term “job status leakage” to describe negative feelings that develop between spouses with differing professional statuses, Dr. Byrne’s project also explores how this affects each person’s well-being, and how children may be affected by these issues within their parents’ relationships.


Adapted from: https://www.business.mun.ca/news.php?id=12614&type=news

Faculty of Business Administration
Social Sciences And Humanities Research Council - Insight Development Grant
Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Sectors 
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Start date 
1 Jan 2021