Perceptions and practices in independent management: Blurring the boundaries between ‘‘Mine,’’ ‘‘Yours’’ and ‘‘Ours’’
2012 (English)In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, ISSN 1058-0476, E-ISSN 1573-3475, Vol. 33, no 4, 389-506 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research suggests that couples categorized as practicing independent management (IM) have a high level of independence and separateness regarding financial matters. However, this interview study showed that the boundaries between “yours” and “mine” regarding money, finances and consumption are blurred in couples categorized as IM. The blurring of boundaries reflected participants’ understandings of what it means to be in a committed couple relationship and the difficulties associated with having joint expenses and consumption while lacking a "common purse." The study indicated that couples might be less individualistic and private than the label IM suggests and that the practices of those categorized as using IM are varied and complex.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012. Vol. 33, no 4, 389-506 p.
Money Independent management Financial practices Couplehood Fairness Economic infrastructure
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-62717DOI: 10.1007/s10834-012-9348-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-62717DiVA: diva2:577354