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Determinants of Social Class Identification for Dual-Earner Couples
Dana V. Hiller and William W. Philliber
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 48, No. 3 (Aug., 1986), pp. 583-587
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352044
Page Count: 5
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This article reports an analysis of the presence and sources of discrepancies in the class identifications of married couples. Among a sample of 489 married couples, about half report different levels of class identification if either spouse identifies as working class. Further analysis suggests that differences occur, in part, because husbands base class identification only upon their own achievements and family income, while wives take into account the achievements of both spouses.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1986 National Council on Family Relations