Accession Number : ADA183154

Title :   Professional Couples and Money.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1984-1987,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL CENTER FOR URBAN AFFAIRS AND POLICY RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Yogev, Sara ; Brett, Jeanne M

PDF Url : ADA183154

Report Date : 30 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This study investigates three alternative models of the distribution of financial control in dual-earner couples: one derived from resource theory, one from socialization theory and an equality model based on marital satisfaction research. 88 high income, dual-earner couples were studied. There was no evidence for the resource model. When income was skewed (i.e. she earned substantially more than he, or he earned substantially more than she), the socialization model accounted for the data. When women's financial power nearly equalled their husband's, financial control seemed to shift to the equality model. The evidence suggests that despite the financial gains achieved by educated, professional women, they have not, in their marriages, totally let go of traditional sex role stereotypes, especially when financial power is skewed.

Descriptors :   *INCOME, *SALARIES, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *FAMILY MEMBERS, CONTROL, FINANCE, MODELS, RESOURCES, HUMAN RELATIONS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, POWER, QUALITY, THEORY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MARRIAGE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE