Across the life-cycle: comparative analysis of the financial well-being of single women.The growing proportion of female-headed households over the past several decades raises interest regarding the financial status of these households and the relationship between marital Pertaining to the relationship of Husband and Wife; having to do with marriage.
Marital agreements are contracts that are entered into by individuals who are about to be married, are already married, or are in the process of ending a marriage. history and that status. The 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. The survey also gathers information on the use of financial institutions. The study is sponsored by the U.S. was used to examine and compare the financial status of never-married, divorced, and widowed women at three points in the life cycle: youth, mid-life, and 65 and older. Initial results indicate the middle age group holds not only the highest amount of assets, but also the highest debt to income ratio. Across martial Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) (mär`shəl), c.A.D. 40–c.A.D. 104, Roman epigrammatic poet, b. Bilbilis, Spain. After A.D. 64 he lived in Rome for many years, winning fame by his wit and poetic gifts. histories, widows had the greatest amount of assets, whereas divorcees had the highest debt to income ratio. The never-married group had the highest debt to net worth. Results suggest the route to singleness affects women's finances.
Deanna L. Sharpe, University of Missouri-Columbia (1)
Laura M. Reynolds, University of Alabama The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. (2)
(1) Associate Professor, Personal Financial Planning Financial planning
Evaluating the investing and financing options available to a firm. Planning includes attempting to make optimal decisions, projecting the consequences of these decisions for the firm in the form of a financial plan, and then comparing future performance against Department, University of Missouri-Columbia
(2) Assistant Professor, Consumer Sciences Department, University of Alabama