Men must get married to improve their well-being, but women should not worry, because they are happiest without men or children, says expert
- Professor Paul Dolan said that men should get married to improve well-being
- He said that men benefit from marriage because they calm & # 39;
- The professor of behavioral science said that childless women are the happiest people
- Unmarried persons reported lower levels of misery than married couples
Men need to get married to improve their well-being, but women should & # 39; not disturb & # 39 ;, according to a leading happiness expert who says that unmarried, childless women are the happiest people in society.
Paul Dolan, professor of behavioral sciences at the London School of Economics, said yesterday that men benefit from marriage because they calm & # 39; while the same did not apply to women.
& # 39; You take fewer risks, you earn more money at work and you live a little longer. On the other hand, she has to tolerate that and she dies sooner than when she's never married, & he said.
& # 39; The healthiest and happiest population subgroup are women who have never been married or have children. & # 39;
Professor Paul Dolan said that men should get married to improve well-being. He said that men benefit from marriage because they calm & # 39; (stock image)
Professor Dolan said at the Hay Festival: "We have good longitudinal data following the same people, but I am going to massively approve of that science and simply say: if you are a man, you would probably get married; if you are a woman, then make yourself not busy. & # 39;
Dolan & # 39; s latest book, Happy Ever After, cites evidence from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), comparing levels of pleasure and misery with unmarried, married, divorced, divorced, and widowed individuals.
The study found that happiness levels reported by people who were married were higher than unmarried people, but only when their spouse was in the room.
Unmarried people reported lower levels of misery than married people who were asked when their spouse was not present.
Other studies have measured a number of financial and health benefits for the average marriage for both men and women.
Dolan said the findings can be attributed to higher incomes and emotional support, allowing married people to take risks and seek medical help.
Meanwhile, the happiest people in society are childless women the happiest people, according to the professor of behavioral sciences. Unmarried people reported lower levels of misery than married people (stock image)
& # 39; Married people are happier than other subgroups of the population, but only when their partner is in the room when asked how happy they are. When the wife is not present: f *** ing miserable, & # 39; he added (stock image)
He added: & # 39; Married people are happier than other subgroups of the population, but only when their spouse is in the room when asked how happy they are. If the wife is not present: f *** ing miserable. & # 39;
Dolan said the study could change the social stigma for unmarried women. He said that men showed more health benefits by breaking the knot because they took fewer risks.
The health of women was usually not affected by marriage, with married middle-aged women at a higher risk of physical and mental conditions than their only counterparts.
Despite the benefits of a single, childless lifestyle for women, Dolan said that marriage and children are still seen as signs of success, which could make some single women feel unhappy because of the way they were perceived.
& # 39; You see a single woman of 40, who has never had children (and you think): & # 39; That's a shame, isn't it, maybe someday you'll meet the right person and that will change, & # 39; & # 39; he added.
& # 39; No, maybe she meets the wrong man … maybe she meets a man who makes her less happy and healthy and dies sooner. & # 39;
Other studies on how marriage affects well-being have varied over the years. A German study in 2003 showed that happiness is increasing in the & # 39; honeymoon period & # 39; but returns to normally a year after the wedding.
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