Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128129
Authors: 
Johnson, Susan
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing 34
Abstract: 
In the context of calls for more nuanced understanding of marriage as a dynamic institution, this paper addresses a gap in the literature on intra-household financial management. It examines financial management systems and levels of co-operation among 51 married couples in Kenya. It first presents a typology of intra-household financial management arrangements and then examines how this relates to the nature of co-operation between couples. It reveals a wide spectrum of co-operation, which highlights the neglected case of strong co-operation, which is found to be more frequent among younger couples. There is some evidence that this is the result of changing ideologies towards companionate marriage but there is also evidence of life-cycle influences, which result in declining co-operation over time.
Subjects: 
Intra-household relations
marriage
financial practices
conjugality
Kenya
Africa
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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