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Despite recent trends of progress, men predominantly control finances among heterosexual relationships in the U.S., especially within wealthier families, according to two separate studies. In fact, traditional male/female gender roles have been reinforced amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, one survey found.

One study — the UBS Global Wealth Management’s latest Own Your Worth report — looked at more than 1,800 high-net-worth investors in the U.S. The other survey, put together by analytics company Hearts & Wallets, looked at a broader swath of society polling nearly 5,500 households across the socioeconomic spectrum and pulling millions of census household economic data points across 8 years.

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