Thursday, May 24, 2007

Working Wives Enjoy Lasting Marriages

Working wives enjoy lasting marriages. Well, at least it’s correlated for sure. Whether they are happier or not is a different story all together.

The takeaway:

The main shift was away from breadwinner-homemaker marriages to what the authors call "egalitarian marriages." In them, husbands and wives share decision-making power more equally and housekeeping and child-care duties more equitably.

Indeed, some studies have found that marriages in which the wives work aren't necessarily happier even if they are more stable.

That last part I made sure to include because there is also some research out there that shows while families are happy that they may have a child, the next child they have doesn’t necessarily make them happier.

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