Number 23: Household monies and decision-making

This review studies the literature on within household attitudes and behaviour vis-à-vis money, in order to understand the implications for the wellbeing of individual household members, particularly children.

Three types of studies were reviewed:

  • Interview-based studies,
  • Economic studies, and
  • Studies into new family types.

These studies probe couples' attitudes to money and analyse decision-making in terms of who manages the household's finances and who actually controls spending decisions

Content Updated: 5 June 2013