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Author: Knapton, Sarah
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1. Knapton, Sarah
Being Sole Breadwinner Is Bad for Men's Health but Good for Women
Telegraph, August 19, 2016.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: The Telegraph
Keyword(s): Gender Attitudes/Roles; Gender Differences; Happiness (see Positive Affect/Optimism); Health, Mental/Psychological; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale

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A new study suggests that being the sole breadwinner is bad for a man's mental and physical health and sharing the financial burden brings long-term benefits to well-being. In contrast, women's mental health benefits from being the only provider with their overall emotional health and happiness declining as they contributed less to the household. The US researchers conclude that cultural expectations have left men viewing 'breadwinning' as an obligation they must fulfill, while women see it as an achievement. [Media news article based on Munsch, Christin L. and Matthew Rogers. "Is Breadwinning a Health Hazard? The Relationship between Relative Income and Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health." Presented: Seattle WA, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2016]
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Knapton, Sarah. "Being Sole Breadwinner Is Bad for Men's Health but Good for Women." Telegraph, August 19, 2016.