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Article: Profiles of Higher Earning Wives in Hong Kong and the Implications for Marital Satisfaction

TitleProfiles of Higher Earning Wives in Hong Kong and the Implications for Marital Satisfaction
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Issue Date2014
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Journal of sex & marital therapy, 2014, p. 1-10 How to Cite?
AbstractHigher earning wives are emerging as a global phenomenon; however, the profiles of higher earning wives and the implications for marital satisfaction remain unknown in Hong Kong. On the basis of a representative household survey of 689 Hong Kong Chinese couples in 2012, this study aimed to explore the profiles of higher earning wives in Hong Kong and examine the effect of wives' income advantage on the couples' marital satisfaction. Results indicated that higher earning wives were clustered into 2 groups. One group of higher earning wives was older, was better educated, held managerial and professional jobs, and lived in high-income families compared with lower earning wives. The other group of higher earning wives was not well educated, held nonprofessional jobs, and lived in low-income families. Higher earning wives reported similar marital satisfaction with lower earning wives as well as their husbands. However, higher earning wives with nonprofessional jobs and from low-income families reported lower life and marital satisfaction than did those with better socioeconomic status. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200876

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, YWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHu, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorFan, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:04:26Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:04:26Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of sex & marital therapy, 2014, p. 1-10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200876-
dc.description.abstractHigher earning wives are emerging as a global phenomenon; however, the profiles of higher earning wives and the implications for marital satisfaction remain unknown in Hong Kong. On the basis of a representative household survey of 689 Hong Kong Chinese couples in 2012, this study aimed to explore the profiles of higher earning wives in Hong Kong and examine the effect of wives' income advantage on the couples' marital satisfaction. Results indicated that higher earning wives were clustered into 2 groups. One group of higher earning wives was older, was better educated, held managerial and professional jobs, and lived in high-income families compared with lower earning wives. The other group of higher earning wives was not well educated, held nonprofessional jobs, and lived in low-income families. Higher earning wives reported similar marital satisfaction with lower earning wives as well as their husbands. However, higher earning wives with nonprofessional jobs and from low-income families reported lower life and marital satisfaction than did those with better socioeconomic status. The implications of these findings are discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of sex & marital therapyen_US
dc.titleProfiles of Higher Earning Wives in Hong Kong and the Implications for Marital Satisfactionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, YW: flawhk@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLaw, YW=rp00561en_US
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0092623X.2014.920446en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros234415en_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage10en_US

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