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Table 4 The interaction of women’s marital power and the spousal relationship on intergenerational support in the family N = 1139

From: Marital power, spousal relationship, and intergenerational support

Variable Model 7 Economic support to paternal parents Model 8 Economic support to paternal parents
Wife’s marital power .61** (.23) .53+ (.32)
Spousal relationship .67** (.19) .52* (.25)
Wife’s marital power (spousal relationship) − .10** (.03) − .07 (.04)
Wife’s age .02* (.01) − .01 (.01)
Wife’s education level .18* (.09) .07 (.10)
Education gap between husband and wife − .23** (.07) − .09 (.07)
Household income (10,000 RMB) .03* (.01) .08+ (.05)
Parental support from husband’s parents in the past (compared to “a little”)
 Some .09 (.15)   
 Quite a lot .41 (.40)   
Parental support from wife’s parents in the past (compared to “a little”)
 Some    .04 (.14)
 Quite a lot    .29 (.38)
Coresidence with parents .16 (.21) − .32+ (.20)
Husband’s siblings .04 (.04)   
Wife’s siblings    .06 (.05)
Hukou .15 (.19) − .06 (.19)
Region (compared to “central”)
 East .27+ (.16) .38* (.17)
 West .18 (.20) − .07 (.19)
Pseudo R2 .03 .03
  1. + p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001. Values in brackets are standard errors