This paper uses the national EU-SILC 2013 data to analyse the impact of the distribution of personal income between partners on reported financial well-being of couples in the Czech Republic. It focuses on partners in two life stages: couples raising children and couples with empty nests. On average, women contribute substantially less to the household budget than men and their financial satisfaction is slightly lower. Financial satisfaction of partners with children is not influenced by who brings the income. In a childless household, the higher the woman’s contribution, the lower the man’s satisfaction with the financial situation relatively to hers.
Within-couple Financial Satisfaction in the Czech Republic: A Test of Income Pooling Hypothesis
Mysíková, Martina. 2016. „Within-couple Financial Satisfaction in the Czech Republic: A Test of Income Pooling Hypothesis.“ Ekonomický časopis 64 (4): 301-316.