Women and happiness

Women and happiness

From The Times

March 17, 2008

Women’s problem: too much choice

Is it salad days or salad dressing?

Penny Wark

Modern women are unhappy. A couple of US studies say so, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, so it must be true: ‘since 1972 women’s self-described levels of happiness have fallen a few percentage points and now rest below that of men in every age category.”

Leaving aside the question of how you self-describe happiness, which sounds painful, we need to ask why women are miserable.

…so begins an article on women and happiness in the Times. I’m not sure it’s really valid to say “women are miserable” (a bit of an overgerneralisation as far as I’m concerned) but if you want to read the remainder of this story then – click here