Study suggests 'happy wife, happy life' maxim is true

September 15, 2014 3:21 PM

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In this latest study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Prof. Deborah Carr, from Rutgers, and Prof. Vicki Freedman, from the University of Michigan, worked together to analyze data from the 2009 Disability and Use of Time daily diary supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to assess marital quality and happiness in older adults.

"I think it comes down to the fact that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage, she tends to do a lot more for her husband," says Prof. Carr, "which has a positive effect on his life."

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