40% of men, 30% women earn more than their partners

While 40 percent of men live with partners who have a lower salary, 30% of women earn more than their partners, show the the results of a survey conducted by by the MojPosao job search site.

Twelve percent of men have partners who currently have no earnings and only 4% of women have partners without any earnings, the survey showed.

One-fifth of respondents live with partners who have the same salaries. Of those surveyed, 77% said they are not bothered and would not be if their partners earned more, MojPosao reported on Tuesday.

Most respondents (76%) said that it was all the same who earned more while 14% said that both partners should earn the same amount of money. Nine percent thought that it was natural for men to earn more and only 1% believe that it's natural for women to earn more.

About 30% of women and 14% of the men polled said that they would not like if their partner were to decide to be unemployed and only dedicate themselves to their families.

As many as 62% knew how much their partners earned while 11% did not know. Men were less informed of their partners' salaries while only 8% of women did not know how much their partners earned.

Almost 40% of men were responsible for larger financial investments such as buying a car or household appliances.

Around 60% of those surveyed said they had joint finances, house budgets and 22% shared costs relative to their earnings and 17% shared costs half-half.

Last update: Sun, 08/05/2016 - 13:35
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