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Disagreement in Australian Partners' Reports of Financial Difficulty

Breunig, Robert; Cobb-Clark, Deborah; Gong, Xiaodong; Venn, Danielle


We use unique data in which both partners report about household finances to demonstrate that there is often disagreement about whether the household has experienced financial difficulty in the past year. Four alternative explanations for this disagreement are tested using the data. The results indicate that disagreement may be related to the severity of the underlying material hardship rather than to gender differences or individual (as opposed to household) views of financial difficulty. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Economics of the Household
DOI: 10.1007/s11150-007-9005-2


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