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    Quote Originally Posted by Manalysis View Post
    I woould suggest that it would be interesting to make a comparative lifetime income accounting for men and females.

    Wrt. the latter, the income side would include
    - personal earnings
    - income from part of any husbands personal earnings, to add up to the "85 % of spending decisions" figure
    - income from public subsidy through health care, old age care, study programs and grants, welfare and other female-exclusive or predominantly female resource transfer programs
    which I suspect will rival, and probably surpass, men's lifetime income.

    For wage earning men, the discription would start with wages earned, and then follow the wage packet through various stages as deductions are made for females:
    - taxes to support females who do not draw support directly from any man
    - "sharings" to support "personal females", present and divorced ...

    One aspect of this is also a "personal consumption" budget, e.g. men's and female spending on toiletries, clothes, shoes etc.

    Another one is men detailing all the work they do: work proper, traditional men's household work, men's part of traditional female household work.

    M
    Include inherited wealth too?
    Women outlast men more often, and thus get his lifetime earnings that way. That's the default in the UK without a will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voidspawn View Post
    Include inherited wealth too?
    Women outlast men more often, and thus get his lifetime earnings that way. That's the default in the UK without a will.
    Of course. IIRC, most wealthy women started as heiresses ....
    Inheritance law is one mechanism that tends to concentrate wealth.
    It was for this reason that e.g. the ancient Romans tried to prohibit women from leaving all their wealth to female relatives, sisters , nieces etc.
    Now part of the Tale of Women's Woes In History, of course.

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