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Econ 4040 1st Edition Lecture 19 Outline of Previous Lecture I Peevyhouse Current Lecture II Haugan The couple Patricia and Gordon Haugan were married on August 4 1973 About a month later the husband entered medical school and the wife began gainful employment Each already had a bachelor s degree For the first four years of their marriage the wife taught elementary school while the husband attended medical school in South Dakota and then in Minnesota The wife s total earnings of between 26 187 and 28 974 supported the couple during these four years The husband received a stipend of 2 200 and borrowed money to pay education expenses 117 Wis 2d 203 The wife continued to teach school for the next three years of their marriage while the husband having graduated from medical school was in a medical residency in Chicago The husband s aggregate earnings for that three year period were between 49 254 and 49 548 and the wife s were between 43 339 and 45 056 In addition to working full time outside the home the wife performed virtually all of the household duties over the seven years In 1980 in anticipation of the husband s completing his medical training and beginning this practice of medicine the couple bought a house in Green Bay Wisconsin and the wife resigned from her teaching job On May 13 1980 however about two months before the husband completed his medical residency the couple separated In August 1980 the husband began practicing pediatric medicine in Green Bay at an annual salary of 48 000 4 000 a month plus bonuses for a total annual compensation of 55 498 The wife was unemployed until February 1981 when she began a job with IBM in Green Bay at an annual salary of 19 680 1 640 a month Between August 1980 and August 1981 the husband voluntarily paid the wife a total of 10 150 817 a month in temporary maintenance plus half of a joint income tax refund of 693 The wife testified that at the time of the marriage she and her husband shared the expectation that she would



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