"At a time of global and domestic economic crisis, the financial aspects of domestic and familial relationships are more important and more strained than ever before. The focus of this book is on the distribution of wealth and poverty in traditional and non-traditional familial relationships. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the way in which money matters are structured and governed within close personal relationships and the extent to which they have an impact on the nature and economic dynamics of relationships. As such, the key areas of investigation are the extent to which participation in the labour market, unpaid caregiving, inheritance, pensions and welfare reform have an impact on familial relationships. The authors also explore governmental and legal responses by investigating the privileging of certain types of domestic relationships, through fiscal and non-fiscal measures, and the differential provision on relationship breakdown. The impact of budget and welfare cuts is also examined for their effect on equality in domestic relationships."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Susan Millns and Simone Wong Credit and debt in close personal relationships / Jackie Goode Intra-househol inequality, poverty and well-being / Sara Cantillon and Marie Moran The ownership and distribution of money in Spanish dual-income couples : gender differences and the effects of some public policies / Sandra Dema Moreno ad Capitolina Diaz Martinez Money practices among older couples : patterns of continuity, change, conflict, and resistance / Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee and Tom Daly Austerity, solidarity and equality : a European Union perspective on gender and wealth / Susan Millns Contractual thinking in couple relationships / Tone Sverdrup Marriage and the data on same-sex couples / Robert Leckey Value in personal relationships and the reallocation of property on divorce / Craig Lind Intestate succession and the property of unmarried cohabitants in England and Wales / Simone Wong The role of child support in tackling child poverty / Heather Keating The Universal credit : a 'great rationaliser' for the 21st century / Ann Mumford.