Career prioritizing is the extent to which one or both spouses give greater priority to one spouse’s career outcomes in decision-making.  It should be distinguished from career hierarchy, which can result from career prioritizing.

Pixley, J (2008, February 26). Career-Prioritizing in Dual-Earner Couples, a Sloan Work-Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.; see also Pixley, J. E., & Moen, P. (2003). Prioritizing Careers. In P. Moen (Ed.), It's About Time: Couples and Careers (pp. 183-200). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.