THE EFFECTS OF WIVES’ EMPLOYMENT ON HUSBANDS’ JOB AND LIFE SATISFACTION

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Previous research has established that wives’ employment has a negative effect on the mental health of husbands. This result is not yet well understood. Analyzing survey data from a national sample of workers, this study focuses on the work domain to investigate this result further. Findings reveal that wives’ employment has negative effects on husbands’ job and life satisfaction. These results suggest that the overall negative mental health effect may derive, in part, from the occupational domain.

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