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Table 3 The influence of spousal relationship on intergenerational resource allocation in the family N = 1139

From: Marital power, spousal relationship, and intergenerational support

Variable Model 3 Economic support to paternal parents Model 4 Economic support to maternal parents Model 5 Economic support to paternal parents Model 6 Economic support to maternal parents
Wife’s marital power    −.09+ (.05) .02 (.06)
Spousal relationship .17** (.06) .16** (.06) .17** (.06) .16** (.06)
Wife’s age .02* (.01) − .01 (.01) .02* (.01) − .01 (.01)
Wife’s education level .17* (.09) .10 (.10) .18* (.09) .07 (.10)
Education gap between husband and wife − .23** (.07) − .10 (.07) − .23** (.07) − .09 (.07)
Household income (10,000 RMB) .03** (.01) .08* (.04) .03* (.01) .08+ (.04)
Parental support from husband’s parents in the past (compared to “a little”)
 Some .08 (.15)   .09 (.15)  
 Quite a lot .43 (.40)   .43 (.40)  
Parental support from wife’s parents in the past (compared to “a little”)
 Some   .06 (.14)   .03 (.14)
 Quite a lot   .38 (.37)   .28 (.38)
Coresidence with parents 24 (.21) − .30 (.19) .20 (.21) − .30 (.20)
Husband’s siblings .03 (.04)   .04 (.04)  
Wife’s siblings   .06 (.05)   .06 (.05)
Hukou .21 (.19) − .09 (.19) .19 (.19) − .07 (.19)
Region (compared to “central”)
 East .28+ (.16) .42* (.17) .28+ (.16) .37* (.17)
 West .20 (.20) − .06 (.19) .18 (.20) − .07 (.19)
 Pseudo R2 .02 .03 .02 .03
  1. + p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001. Values in brackets are standard errors