Survey: Wives' Incomes Catching up with Partners'

August 30, 2017
By Ding Xiuwei&Wei CaifenEditor: Jane Wang

Among married women in China, around half earn the same as or more than their spouses, according to the latest survey.

The Career Women's Consumption Preference Research Report was released at a forum held in Shanghai on August 27.

The survey indicated that merely 35 percent of men believe they have more income than their wives.

Meanwhile, it found that around 56.5 percent of women younger than 28 believe money is the most important thing for them, followed by houses, health and cars.

Among women aged between 28 and 39, 41.5 percent consider the most important thing for them is houses, followed by money, health and cars.

It also showed that 40.7 percent of women above 40 say health is the most significant matter for them.

From this, the survey concluded that with the increase of age, women believe health and family are their greatest asset.

In terms of purchasing family financial products, some 27.3 percent of women say they can decide by themselves and 41.2 percent will consult their husband.

Among male respondents, around 40.6 percent state they will make the decision with their wife and 33.6 percent will listen to their spouse's suggestions.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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