The ‘triple overlap’ refers to the link between gender stratification, the household and economic variables. In this volume, leading sociologists examine this overlap as a totality, providing theoretical concepts and new research on how the triple overlap works, both inside the family and within the broader context of society. Their competing conceptions of the interrelationship of gender, family and economy are bolstered by empirical papers which raise questions of culture, class and race within the contexts of both the developed and developing worlds. Six of the articles in this volume were previously published as a Special Issue of Journal of Family Issues.

Money and Ideology: Their Impact on Power and the Division of Household Labor

Money and Ideology: Their Impact on Power and the Division of Household Labor

Money and ideology: Their impact on power and the division of household labor

The relationship between love and money was addressed by Engels (1884/1972) more than a century ago, but, curiously, his articulation of the impact of economics on relationships has been slow to influence the field of family research. In particular, a detailed discussion of how marriage is affected by differential access to, and authority over money has only in the past few years become a significant research area (e.g., Blumstein and Schwartz, 1983; Pahl, 1983; Blumberg and Coleman, 1989; Treas, forthcoming). If it were not for the long-standing concern with conjugal power, relative income might never have entered the list of ...

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