Wealth sharing within couples who live together: a journey

Online - hosted via Zoom
Tuesday 27 February 2024 (13:00-14:00)
Wealth sharing within couples seminar
  • Liz Mann, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Liz Mann is a Research Officer in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In this seminar, Liz will draw on her qualitative research on wealth sharing within couples who live together. Here Liz offers evidence of the ‘wealth sharing journey’ within couple relationships, and how this compares and contrasts to the allocation of income. Liz will argue that focusing on income offers only a limited perspective into the allocation of financial resources within the household. As the insights put forward will demonstrate, the negotiation of wealth within the household is complex, dynamic, and often bounded by both circumstance and principle.   

Her research interests centre on wealth and wealth inequality in the UK from a policy perspective. She is particularly interested in the gendered allocation of wealth, and how wealth is managed within the household. Her thesis, ‘Wealth Matters: a UK policy perspective’ completed in the Department of Social Policy also at the LSE, and supported by the Leverhulme Trust, took a multi-method approach to consider these issues. Liz also has an active interest in the taxation of wealth, and attitudes to inequality in the UK. Liz was a contributing author for the Wealth Tax Commission, participates in the ‘Wealth, elites and tax justice’ research stream at the International Inequalities Institute, and is an Associate of the Centre of Analysis for Social Exclusion.

Please note that this CHASM Seminar will not be recorded.

If you would like to attend this online seminar, please book your place by emailing chasm@contacts.bham.ac.uk and the Zoom link will be sent to you.