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How do Pahl and Volger say money is managed?
Allowance system & Pooling
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What is pooling?
Both partners have access to income and have joint responsibility of its expenditure
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What is an Allowance System?
Man gives woman an allowance out of which they have to budget and meet the family's needs, leaving the man with the surplus income.
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What is the cultural/material explanation for the decision making?
Inequality in decision making is not simply because of an inequality in earning
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What does Pahl say about the money management?
That pooling money doesn't guarantee equality, but keeping money separate doesn't guarantee equality either
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What does Volger say about the money management of cohabiting couples?
That cohabiting couple are less likely to pool money, yet they're more likely to equally share the domestic tasks, more so than married couples.
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What does Norman conclude about the meaning of money?
Money has no automatic, fixed or natural meaning , and different couples can define it in different ways. The couples meaning can reflect the nature of the relationship.
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What is the personal life perspective of money?
The meaning of money cannot be taken for granted.
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What does Smart say about money management?
Smart says homosexual couples attach no importance to who controls the money, which is most beneficial because no inequality or equality is attached to it.
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What is pooling?

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Both partners have access to income and have joint responsibility of its expenditure

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What is an Allowance System?

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What is the cultural/material explanation for the decision making?

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What does Pahl say about the money management?

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