Power in Partnerships
Researcher Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß, PD Dr. Ina Grau, Dipl.-Soz. Ravena Penning
Project Description The project deals with the distribution of power between men an women in partnerships. The theoretical approach is based on resource-theoretical and family economic considerations, interdependence and investment theory and the principle of lesser interest. Power is measured by objective and subjective indicators.

We assume that the power relationship between partners
  1. determines their negotiations regarding the allocation of household tasks as well as the distribution and use of money.
  2. has an influence on the quality and stability of the relationship.
The aim of the project is to point out and confirm any connections between the distribution of power between men and women and the allocation of household tasks as well as the organisation of partnership finances and partnership satisfaction.

Analyses are based on data from telephone interviews with 600 men and women who live together with their spouse or partner in one household.
Funding The project is funded by the Chair for Empirical Social and Economic Research and the Centre for Empirical Economic and Social Research.
Data Computer aided telephone interviews (CATI) with 600 men and women who live together with their partner in one household in Germany.
Methods Bi- and multivariate analyses
Further details Arbeitspapier 1: Fragebogenentwicklung