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Do Couples Share Income? Variation in the Organisation of Income in Dual-earner Households

Gray, Edith; Evans, Heather (Ann)


This paper examines the organisation of income of cohabiting and married dual-income couples. This topic has gained significance as women increase their participation in the labour force, and increasingly bring additional money into the household. Given the increase in cohabitation, researchers have proposed that financial arrangements may differ according to relationship type. We model the effect of relationship type and previous relationship experience using data from a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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