Dinero y matrimonio: elecciones de pareja y sus predictores

Translated title of the contribution: Money and marriage: couple's choices and their predictors

Lina Coelho, Alexandra Ferreira-Valente

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The ways in which couples in South Europe manage their money has received little attention. This study uses regression analysis to evaluate the allocative systems of Portuguese couples and their predictors. To do this we use a sample of 3,331 households in Portugal with at least one heterosexual couple. Couples' allocative systems were classified based on Pahl's typology. The results confirm what has been found in previous studies regarding the prevalence of joint pooling management and the predictors of the different models for managing money. However, some particularities have been found: decisions taken in multi-generational familes favour partial joint pooling, as the distinctive characteristics of households in South Europe play a role in assigning intra-family resources.

Translated title of the contributionMoney and marriage: couple's choices and their predictors
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)21-40
Number of pages20
JournalRevista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Couples
  • Family economy
  • Family relationships
  • Gender relations
  • Household
  • Intergenerational relations


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