Social and economic-change and the organization of money within marriage

Vogler, Carolyn and Pahl, Jan M (1993) Social and economic-change and the organization of money within marriage. Work Employment & Society, 7 (1). pp. 71-95. ISSN 0950-0170. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper examines the methods couples use to organise money and the extent to which particular methods involve inequalities between men and women. It uses data on over 1200 households, drawn from the Social Change and Economic Life Initiative, a major British study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Various systems of allocation are identified and the paper discusses the determinants of these different systems and the extent to which patterns of allocation have changed over time, especially with regard to women's increased participation in the labour market. The results of this research do not support the theory that such changes in participation are leading, deterministically, to greater equality in household financial arrangements. Rather, the gendering of the responsibility for 'breadwinning' continues and this has clear effects on both financial arrangements and inequalities within households.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 21:42
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