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Economic Roles of Wives and Family Economic Development
M. Geraldine Gage
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 37, No. 1 (Feb., 1975), pp. 121-128
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/351036
Page Count: 8
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A model of family economic development is conceptualized in terms of economic role behavior of wives. This model is integrated with existing family development models and the implications of a family economic development model for family theory is assessed. Using data from several sources, the economic output of the two modes of role performance, as paid and unpaid workers, is calculated and the pattern of output relative to stage of family economic development is analyzed. The mode of wives' role performance and total economic lifespan output are unrelated. The stage of family economic development with the highest level of output and mode of performance are related.
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