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Wives’ relative income and marital satisfaction among urban Chinese population: Exploring some moderating effect
Zhang, HP1; Tsang, SKM2; Chi, PL3; Cheung, YT2; Zhang, XL4; Yip, PSF2
2012
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES
ISSN0047-2328
Volume43Issue:2Pages:185-+
Abstract

In contemporary urban China, the employment of married women has led to wives making an economic contribution to the family in both absolute and relative terms. However, little is known about the effect of wives' relative income on marital satisfaction in the Chinese context. This study aims to address two key questions: (a) is wives' relative income associated with marital satisfaction in the Chinese population? (b) Is this association dependent on any condition? Hierarchical multiple regression, using the data of 272 men and 340 women from five large cities in the 2004 Chinese Urban Household Survey, indicates that, after controlling for other variables, wives' income relative to household income is negatively associated with marital satisfaction. We also find that this association has more negative impact on married women than married men. The implications of this study for further research and practice are discussed.

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Language英语
WOS Research AreaFamily Studies
WOS SubjectFamily Studies
WOS IDWOS:000302526500004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Social Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Affiliation1.Renmin Univ China, Sch Sociol & Populat Studies, Beijing 100872, Peoples R China
2.Univ Hong Kong, Dept Social Work & Social Adm, Hong Kong Jockey Club Ctr Suicide Res & Prevent, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
3.Wayne State Univ, Sch Med, Prevent Res Ctr, Carman & Ann Adams Dept Pediat, Detroit, MI 48201 USA
4.Beijing Normal Univ, Inst Social Dev & Publ Policy, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
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Zhang, HP,Tsang, SKM,Chi, PL,et al. Wives’ relative income and marital satisfaction among urban Chinese population: Exploring some moderating effect[J]. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES,2012,43(2):185-+.
APA Zhang, HP,Tsang, SKM,Chi, PL,Cheung, YT,Zhang, XL,&Yip, PSF.(2012).Wives’ relative income and marital satisfaction among urban Chinese population: Exploring some moderating effect.JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES,43(2),185-+.
MLA Zhang, HP,et al."Wives’ relative income and marital satisfaction among urban Chinese population: Exploring some moderating effect".JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES 43.2(2012):185-+.
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