Study: Wives Are Happier When Husbands Work More
The talk on Fox and Friends this morning was about a 25-year study that shows wives become happier when their husbands work more hours.
The research flies in the face of conventional thinking, putting forth the notion that a marriage is not negatively impacted when spouses spend less time together.
The study, published in the journal Social Forces, examined the relationships of nearly 4,000 middle-aged couples from 1979 to 2004. The women termed healthiest by the study reported that their husbands worked more than 50 hours a week.
The study's authors explain that with more work comes more income, which can allow wives to hire help for child care or cleaning, freeing up time for other things like exercise.
On the other side, the study says men find less time for exercise when their wives also have a job.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck sat down with psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig and psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere to discuss the findings.
You were also sounding off on the Fox and Friends Facebook page this morning, and many disputed the study's conclusion.
One person made the point that kids can be negatively impacted when their dad is always at work, while another woman argued that she "hates" her husband's work schedule of 60-70 hours a week.
Watch the discussion above.