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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics on variables N = 1139

From: Marital power, spousal relationship, and intergenerational support

Variable Values Percentage Mean Standard deviation
Economic support to paternal parents Never 12.4   
Seldom 22.5   
Sometimes 41.4   
Frequently 20.5   
Very often 3.2   
Economic support to maternal parents Never 14.4   
Seldom 26.2   
Sometimes 40.9   
Frequently 16.0   
Very often 2.5   
Parental support from husband’s parents in the past None 49.2   
A little 45.5   
Quite a lot 5.3   
Parental support from wife’s parents in the past None 53.4   
A little 43.6   
Quite a lot 3.0   
 Hukou Urban 57.7   
Rural 42.3   
 Region East 38.7   
Central 37.1   
West 24.2   
Wife’s power in decision making (1–100)    51.4 14.5
Spousal relationship (1–100)    72.9 14.3
Wife’s age (20–69 years old)    38.2 8.7
Wife’s education level (1–9)    3.2 1.2
Education gap between husband and wife (− 5.5)    − 0.3 1.1
Household income (0–600,000 per year)    2.4 3.6
Husband’s siblings (0–8)    2.7 1.7
Wife’s siblings (0–9)    2.8 1.7