A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has revealed that men value their marriage more if they are at a high risk of suffering from health problems.
Researchers from University of British Columbia conducted a test to study the effects of disabilities and economic distress on marriage. They used data from Statistics Canada report on Canadian households between the period of 1999 and 2002 and found out that men who have health problems and a smaller earning capacity tend to value their spouse more because of both their financial and mental support.
"Men who are at high risk of receiving idiosyncratic shocks value marriage early in life, when they are poor in assets and human capital, while all men value marriage at the late stages of their working life as they approach retirement and periods of high health risk", said Giovanni Gallipoli, who works assistant economics professor at University of British Columbia.
The research is available online and has been published by Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.