Happiness, contentment both factors separating men, women

Happiness, contentment both factors separating men, women

Happiness, contentment both factors separating men, women

Jillian Hutchison

Issue date: 11/8/07 Section: Opinion

New research backs up what many women may have thought for years – men are generally happier.

A recent survey conducted by a team of researchers, including Princeton economist Alan Krueger, confirms that men find happiness much more easily than women.

A happiness gender gap?

The survey asked people about daily activities and how they felt while they were involved in the activity. Men and women had similar likes and dislikes, such as spending time with friends and paying the bills, respectively, but there were some pronounced differences on other questions.

Men said they enjoyed spending time with their parents. Women said they would rather do laundry.

Some reasons for the differences seem obvious.

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