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dc.contributor.authorDe Henau, Jeromeen_US
dc.contributor.authorHimmelweit, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T13:55:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T13:55:31Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65691-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the ways in which the distribution of power and well-being within couple households is gendered in the sense of having gendered determinants, from inside the household, rather than just gendered outcomes. We model such households, as Sen (1990) suggests, as sites of cooperative conflict, where decision-making has a component reflecting shared views and a component representing a bargain over conflicting views. Using household panel data from the British Household Panel Survey (1996-2003), in which individual answers can be matched across couples, the method takes answers to a question about financial satisfaction to be indicators of (i) the level of current and potential resources of the household, and (ii) intra-household bargaining over the entitlement each individual has to these resources. Individual financial satisfaction can then be decomposed into two elements; the first, the average of a couple's satisfaction scores, represents their shared view; the second is the difference between their answers. Stripping out the effects of unobserved heterogeneity through the use of fixed effects panel methods and carefully chosen controls, the effect of explanatory factors on this difference can then be identified as the result of a perceived difference in entitlements to household income that is the result of unequal power between male and female partners. Our results suggest the co-existence of shared and conflicting views, with a significant gendered pattern. Some policy implications are also discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEconomics Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Open Univ. Milton Keynesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Discussion Papers in Economics, The Open University 66en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold bargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubjective well-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcollective modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordperceived contributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinancial autonomyen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwZufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Lageen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleStruggle over th pie? The gendered distribution of power and subjective financial well-being within UK householdsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn550359915en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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