Study Shows Professional Degrees are Hazardous to Women’s Marital Health

April 2, 2008

I just read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about women who hold professional degrees and their respective rate of divorce. According to a soon-to-be-published study by Washington & Lee University School of Law Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson, women with M.B.A.s are twice as more likely to divorce than men. The study surveyed […]

Can Hyperbolic Discounting Explain Adultery?

March 17, 2008

Why do people commit adultery? Edward Everett Hale, a Centennial Professor In Economics and Freakonomics guest blogger, says that economics may hold the answer. It’s a term called hyperbolic discounting and it’s used to describe the human tendency to overemphasize current pleasure and pain in comparing actions at different points in time. Economists use it […]

Does Shared Parenting Work?

March 13, 2008

I just read an interesting op-ed piece in the Boston Globe about shared parenting in MA. Divorcemag makes a good case about the effects of fatherless homes and the lack of a father figure in a child’s life. According to their findings, fatherless homes account for: -63 percent of youth suicides -90 percent of homeless/runaway […]

Men Who Do Household Work

March 11, 2008

According to a report recently released by the Council on Contemporary Families, men’s contribution to household work has doubled over the last four decades. An there is a lot of correlation to show that men gain better intimately when they help out around the house.