Men are happier in marriage than women

Women are happier without a spouse and children

Recent evidence shows that traditional indicators of success do not correlate with happiness, especially when it comes to marriage and child-rearing, according to behavioral researcher Paul Dolan.

Unmarried, childless women are the happiest of the population. With this statement, behaviorist Paul Dolan made people sit up and take notice at the Hay Festival for Arts and Literature in Wales. As the Guardian reports, unmarried women live longer without children.

Dolan has also written a book called "Happy Ever After", which summarizes various studies on the same topic. For example, the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), which compares happiness and misery among unmarried, married, divorced, separated, and widowed individuals. "Married people are happier than other populations, but only if their spouse is in the room when they are asked. If the spouse is absent, they feel miserable."

Men should marry, women shouldn't

Nevertheless, women without a spouse and children could feel unhappy. This is due to the social stigma that clings to these women. "You see a single 40-year-old woman who has not had children - 'That's a shame, isn't it? Maybe one day you'll meet the right man and that will change.' No, maybe she will meet the wrong man and that will change. Maybe she will meet a man who makes her less happy and healthy and die sooner, "summarizes Dolan.

On the other hand, the behavioral scientist advises men to enter into a marriage bond. Men would benefit more from marriage because it would make them more balanced. "You take fewer risks, make more money and live longer."

>> Report of the "Guardian"