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Author Tichenor, Veronica Jaris, 1963-

Title Earning more and getting less : why successful wives can't buy equality / Veronica Jaris Tichenor
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 218 pages)
Contents Higher-earning wives : swimming against the tide -- Thinking about gender and power in marriage -- Gendered bargain : why wives can't trade their money for housework -- Dollar rich and power poor : why wives don't control the money -- Calling the shots : why wives' decision-making power is limited -- Negotiating identity and power -- Are they happy? : managing tensions and disappointments -- Floating along for the ride? : higher-earning wives and the prospects for gender change
Summary Annotation Shows how, historically, men derived a great deal of power over financial and household decisions by bringing home all (or most) of a family's income. The author demonstrates how wives, instead of using their substantial incomes to negotiate more egalitarian relationships, enable their husbands to perpetuate male dominance within the family
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index
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Subject Equality -- Psychological aspects.
Marriage -- Psychological aspects.
Married people -- Psychology.
Power (Social sciences)
Sex differences (Psychology)
Wages -- Women.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005002580
ISBN 0813537886 (electronic bk.)
9780813537887 (electronic bk.)