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Asymmetric power within couples: the gendered effect of children and employment on entitlement to household income

De Henau, Jerome (2008). Asymmetric power within couples: the gendered effect of children and employment on entitlement to household income. Brussels Economic Review / Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles, 51(2/3) pp. 269–290.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the gendered and non-gendered determinants of individual “entitlements” to household resources. We model households as sites of cooperative conflict (Sen 1990), wherein entitlements represent the results of cooperation to increase total household resources and of conflict over individual access to those resources. We use individual answers to satisfaction with household income from the British Household Panel Survey (1996-2005) for couples, stripping out the effects of unobserved heterogeneity. Results suggest the co-existence of gendered and symmetric effects of employment and children on both aspects of entitlement, over and above partners’ relative wage rates.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Not known
ISSN: 0008-0195
Keywords: gender differences; entitlements; household bargaining; income satisfaction; perceived contributions; identities and fallback positions
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Economics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 27569
Depositing User: Jérôme de Henau
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 09:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 07:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27569
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