If the husband works a lot, she takes home a nice loot, his wife ... gains in health, happiness and longevity.
From the point of view of the men should not be simple: for sure they would prefer to save the loot or invest it in another way rather than for the satisfaction of the goods of his wife.
Scholars of the University of Texas at Dallas and Indiana, the authors of a study published in the magazine Social Forces have no doubt that the wives of workaholics are happier.
The reason is easily guessed: by having more money, the ladies can indulge in body care, welfare delegating to others the menage strictly domestic.
The headline well DailyMail article:
"Keep your wife happy ... spend more time at work."
According to the newspaper, the wives receive more benefits when their husbands work more than 50 hours a week.
The university's research has analyzed the reports of 4,000 men and middle-aged women in a period between 1979 and 2004, noting that the wives whose husbands work long hours, have enough money to buy beauty products and to stay in shape.
The key to a happy marriage, therefore, is to not spend as much time with his beloved wife, as the spend more hours in the office, according to the researchers.
According to research, not vice versa, and that men whose wives are working a moderately long time are less likely to spend as much time in exercise or sports, such as running, swimming or cycling.
A recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has shown that a traditional family with mothers and fathers who work at home are more likely to be below the poverty line.
In total 10.5% of women now work more than 45 hours a week, as opposed to 9.5 percent in 2009. For men, the figure rose from 19% to 19.6%.
The weekly working hours to a man, according to research data, stood at around 36.8 compared to 26.8 hours for women.