Money and consumption in Swedish couples: Women's and men's access to personal spending money and consumption
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
The aim of this study is to determine whether inequalities exist between Swedish women's and men's access to personal spending money and comsumption. The analyses are based on survey data from 1998 of 489 Swedish couples. The results indicate that control over financial decisions, money management and spouses' relative incomes are only marginally important for their access to personal spending money and consumption, which is in sharp contrast to the results from several previous studies. Main interpretations of the results have as their point of departure the for Sweden unique widespread egalitarian gender ideology and women's labour market participation and subsequent economic independence.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3760OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3760DiVA: diva2:142622