Manage Your Money, Be Satisfied? Money Management Practices and Financial Satisfaction of Couples Through the Lens of Gender. By: Kulic, Nevena; Minello, Alessandra; Zella, Sara. Journal of Family Issues. Sep2020, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p1420-1446. 27p.

There is a  difference between who brings in income, who spends and manages money,  and who finally benefits. All these aspects are important in  determining how satisfied spouses are with their individual financial  situation. Relying on Swiss Household Panel (SHP) data from 2004 to  2013 (N = 1,810 couples), this assumption is tested by analyzing how  women’s relative income and the management of economic resources within  couples affect women’s and men’s financial satisfaction in the  household. Results show that a change in the composition of total  income in favor of women directly increases their financial  satisfaction and net of household income, while men’s financial  satisfaction increases up to the point at which women earn more than  one third of the total income. Money management regimes serve as an  important additional tool in creating and compensating for (dis)  advantage between partners. The results are discussed in the context of  traditional gender norms in the Swiss Society.