General Social Survey, 2002

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How do you and your spouse/partner organize the income that one or both of you receive?
  1) I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share.
  2) My partner manages all the money and gives me my share.
  3) We pool all the money and each take out what we need.
  4) We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate.
  5) We each keep our own money separate.
  6) I am not currently living with a spouse or partner
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 82 7% 7% -1.81
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 83 7.1% 14.1% -1.26
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 366 31.3% 45.3% -.72
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 69 5.9% 51.2% -.17
We each keep our own money separate. 86 7.3% 58.6% .38
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 456 38.9% 97.5% .93
Don't know 8 .7% 98.2% 2.03
No answer 21 1.8% 100% 2.58

Variable Comparisons


Race (I-RACE)

White Black TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 7.0%
66
6.5%
10
7.0%
76
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 7.0%
66
5.2%
8
6.8%
74
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 32.7%
306
20.8%
32
31.0%
338
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 6.5%
61
3.2%
5
6.0%
66
We each keep our own money separate. 6.5%
61
11.0%
17
7.1%
78
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 38.3%
359
48.1%
74
39.7%
433
Don't know 0.6%
6
0.6%
1
0.6%
7
No answer 1.3%
12
4.5%
7
1.7%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
937
100.0%
154

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 12.1%
68
0.0%
0
2.5%
5
5.9%
2
2.4%
7
7.0%
82
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 11.4%
64
1.1%
1
2.5%
5
5.9%
2
3.8%
11
7.1%
83
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 57.3%
321
3.4%
3
7.5%
15
5.9%
2
8.6%
25
31.3%
366
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 9.1%
51
1.1%
1
1.5%
3
5.9%
2
4.1%
12
5.9%
69
We each keep our own money separate. 7.3%
41
2.3%
2
9.5%
19
5.9%
2
7.6%
22
7.3%
86
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 0.0%
0
88.6%
78
75.9%
151
70.6%
24
70.0%
203
38.9%
456
Don't know 0.2%
1
2.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.7%
5
0.7%
8
No answer 2.5%
14
1.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
1.7%
5
1.8%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
560
100.0%
88
100.0%
199
100.0%
34
100.0%
290

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Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 6.6%
18
9.4%
34
7.0%
25
2.7%
5
7.0%
82
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 6.6%
18
10.0%
36
4.8%
17
6.5%
12
7.1%
83
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 25.5%
69
36.1%
130
33.4%
119
26.1%
48
31.3%
366
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 4.8%
13
4.7%
17
8.1%
29
5.4%
10
5.9%
69
We each keep our own money separate. 7.7%
21
7.8%
28
8.4%
30
3.8%
7
7.3%
86
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 45.0%
122
30.3%
109
36.5%
130
51.6%
95
38.9%
456
Don't know 0.7%
2
0.3%
1
0.6%
2
1.6%
3
0.7%
8
No answer 3.0%
8
1.4%
5
1.1%
4
2.2%
4
1.8%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
271
100.0%
360
100.0%
356
100.0%
184

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Family income (I-FINCOME)

Less than $10K $10K-19,999 $20K-24,999 $25K or over TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 2.5%
3
6.3%
9
2.6%
2
8.2%
60
6.9%
74
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 7.4%
9
8.3%
12
6.4%
5
6.6%
48
6.9%
74
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 13.1%
16
18.8%
27
19.2%
15
39.3%
288
32.2%
346
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 2.5%
3
0.0%
0
3.8%
3
7.8%
57
5.9%
63
We each keep our own money separate. 4.1%
5
6.3%
9
2.6%
2
8.5%
62
7.2%
78
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 66.4%
81
55.6%
80
64.1%
50
28.3%
207
38.8%
418
Don't know 1.6%
2
0.7%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.4%
4
No answer 2.5%
3
4.2%
6
1.3%
1
1.2%
9
1.8%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
144
100.0%
78
100.0%
732

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Table contains all missing data


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other Don't know TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 7.2%
45
9.4%
27
0.0%
0
3.0%
5
7.2%
5
0.0%
0
7.0%
82
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 7.1%
44
8.0%
23
0.0%
0
5.3%
9
10.1%
7
0.0%
0
7.1%
83
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 32.2%
200
30.6%
88
35.3%
6
30.2%
51
26.1%
18
50.0%
1
31.2%
364
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 5.5%
34
5.9%
17
17.6%
3
5.9%
10
7.2%
5
0.0%
0
5.9%
69
We each keep our own money separate. 5.9%
37
8.3%
24
0.0%
0
10.1%
17
11.6%
8
0.0%
0
7.4%
86
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 40.2%
250
34.4%
99
47.1%
8
42.6%
72
36.2%
25
50.0%
1
39.0%
455
Don't know 0.5%
3
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
1.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
7
No answer 1.4%
9
2.8%
8
0.0%
0
1.8%
3
1.4%
1
0.0%
0
1.8%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
622
100.0%
288
100.0%
17
100.0%
169
100.0%
69
100.0%
2

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 6.5%
10
6.2%
40
14.3%
13
6.8%
13
6.7%
6
7.0%
82
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 7.8%
12
9.2%
59
7.7%
7
2.6%
5
0.0%
0
7.1%
83
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 18.8%
29
32.9%
212
34.1%
31
31.6%
60
37.8%
34
31.3%
366
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 4.5%
7
4.8%
31
7.7%
7
9.5%
18
6.7%
6
5.9%
69
We each keep our own money separate. 8.4%
13
8.1%
52
7.7%
7
5.3%
10
4.4%
4
7.4%
86
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 48.1%
74
37.3%
240
25.3%
23
41.1%
78
43.3%
39
38.8%
454
Don't know 1.9%
3
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.7%
8
No answer 3.9%
6
1.1%
7
3.3%
3
2.1%
4
1.1%
1
1.8%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
154
100.0%
644
100.0%
91
100.0%
190
100.0%
90

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Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
I manage all the money and give my partner his/her share. 5.9%
29
7.8%
53
7.0%
82
My partner manages all the money and gives me my share. 11.2%
55
4.1%
28
7.1%
83
We pool all the money and each take out what we need. 30.3%
149
31.9%
217
31.3%
366
We pool some of the money and keep the rest separate. 5.9%
29
5.9%
40
5.9%
69
We each keep our own money separate. 6.3%
31
8.1%
55
7.3%
86
I am not currently living with a spouse or partner 37.9%
186
39.7%
270
38.9%
456
Don't know 0.6%
3
0.7%
5
0.7%
8
No answer 1.8%
9
1.8%
12
1.8%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
491
100.0%
680

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