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Parliamentary Replies

Data on Resident Households with Married Couple where Male Spouse have Lower or No Income Compared to Female Spouse

07 Feb 2023

Parliamentary Question by Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis:

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance in each year over the last ten years, what is the respective number and proportion of resident households comprising a married couple where (i) the male spouse does not have an earned income but the female spouse does and (ii) the male spouse has a lower earned income compared to the female spouse.
Parliamentary Reply by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong:

Data on monthly income from work of husband and wife is available in the Census of Population and General Household Survey published by the Department of Statistics. Mr Louis Chua may refer to the Department of Statistics website for the data.