Cohabiting and Married Couples' Income Organization: Approaches in Sweden and the United States

@inproceedings{Heimdal2003CohabitingAM,
  title={Cohabiting and Married Couples' Income Organization: Approaches in Sweden and the United States},
  author={Kristen R. Heimdal and Sharon K. Houseknecht},
  year={2003}
}
Using 1994 International Social Survey Program (ISSP) data, we examine the effect that cohabitation versus marriage has on couples' income organization approaches in Sweden and the United States, two legally and normatively different contexts. Previous research on this topic has focused almost exclusively on married couples, so our inclusion of both married and cohabiting couples helps fill a gap in the literature. The effects of ever having been divorced, socioeconomic homogamy, and… CONTINUE READING

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