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His Money, Her Money: Recent Research on Financial Organisation in Marriage

Pahl, Jan M (1995) His Money, Her Money: Recent Research on Financial Organisation in Marriage. Journal of Economic Psychology, 16 (3). pp. 361-376. ISSN 0167-4870. (doi:10.1016/0167-4870(95)00015-G) (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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Abstract

This paper examines the control and allocation of money within the household, drawing on research carried out in Britain and elsewhere. The aim is to challenge the idea that the household is an economic unit within which resources are shared equitably. The focus is on couple-households and on the implications for individuals of different systems of money management. Six systems are identified, using categories developed for the Social Change and Economic Life Initiative. Male-managed systems were associated with higher income levels and with male privilege in terms of decision-making and personal spending money. Female-managed systems were associated with lower income levels and with greater financial deprivation for wives. Equality between husband and wife was greatest where money was pooled and managed jointly, but these constituted only one fifth of all households.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/0167-4870(95)00015-G
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 08:08 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 11:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/76167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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