About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Divorced Men More Prosperous Than Women, But Not Happier

by VR Sreeraman on July 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM
Font : A-A+

 Divorced Men More Prosperous Than Women, But Not Happier

Divorced men are significantly more prosperous than divorced women, but they are more likely to regard themselves as poor four years after a marriage break-up, suggests a study.

The study, headed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, found the incomes of divorced fathers with kids under the age of 18 shot 24 per cent, adjusted for family size, while divorced mothers' income rose on average 1.8 per cent.

Advertisement

The researchers observed that women suffered considerable financial penalty for years after divorce, yet many said that they were no worse off than before the split, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Nearly 13 per cent even said that they were better off, possibly, because they had better control over the finances.

And while the fathers reported being more better off than when married, 9.7 per cent cried poor or very poor four years after the divorce, compared with 4 per cent of the mothers.
Advertisement

Matthew Gray, the institute's deputy director, and lead author of the study, said: "They might have more money but many used to have someone doing the cooking and cleaning and organizing the social life, and some are alienated and angry because they don't live with their children. And a lot of men really don't want to pay child support."

The paper was due to be presented at the Australian Social Policy conference at the University of NSW.

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
Toothache
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
How to Save your marriage
You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce....
Infidelity
Infidelity is no longer seen as a midlife crisis alone because younger people are beginning to ......
Man Divorces Wife Through Text Message!
A Saudi man divorced his wife by uttering 'I divorce you' thrice through a text message. ...
Money Can't Buy Love But It Sure Keeps Couples Away from Divorce Courts: Aussie Boffin
While it is often said that money can't buy love, an Australian psychologist has cautioned that ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use