The extent of financial independence for women born in 1958

Heather Joshi, Angela Dale, Clare Ward, Hugh Davies

Has the modern generation of women achieved financial independence?

New evidence comes from women born in 1958 (members of the National Child Development Study), last interviewed in 1991, aged 33. They have three main sources of livelihood - their earnings, state benefits and access to the income of any partner. The research compares the income of wives with their husbands. It also asks of all women whether their own income is enough to keep themselves (and any children) above a 'survival' line.

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