Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Who is Happy?

A few interesting results from a paper by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers Economists at Univ. of Pennsylvania (quotes taken from this NY Times Article)

“In the early 1970s, women reported being slightly happier than men. Today, the two have switched places.”

“Women are not actually working more than they were 30 or 40 years ago. They are instead doing different kinds of work. They’re spending more time on paid work and less on cleaning and cooking.”

The article goes on to say that basically men are doing less stuff they dislike and replacing it with relaxing.

“Inside of families, men still haven’t figured out how to shoulder their fair share of the household burden. Instead, we’re spending more time on the phone and in front of the television.”

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