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GSTF Journal of Psychology (JPsych)

, 1:4

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Employment and Family Conditions for Danish Expatriated Engineers

  • Torben AndersenAffiliated withUniversity of Southern Denmark

Danish engineers living and working abroad have – over an 8 year period – been asked about their employment and family conditions. Survey data show that both before and after the World financial crisis they tend to have (top) management positions coupled with a high pay and benefits. Some variations exist concerning spouses attachment to the local labour market, indicating a large variety of family models. The engineers take up foreign assignments out of personal, professional and family reasons, and not because of company pressures.

Keywords

Expats employment conditions spouse and family