October 12, 2014

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Why Are Women Far Less Happy Today than They Were in the 70s? : Surprisingly, the answers may be found in "Allure" and "Glamour" (CATHERINE RUTH, 

 In 2009, economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers published an intriguing article called The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness in which they document a pervasive, downward shift in female self-reports of happiness since the early 1970s. This shift has occurred "absolutely" - meaning, women report being less happy today than they did in the early 70s. It has also occurred "relative" to men - as in, women today report being less happy than men do, whereas in the early 70s men reported being relatively unhappier than women. These are major population-based findings - results that summarize statistics from large random samples of people. Further, these findings appear to be consistent across all of the available survey data that can measure changes over time in how people report that they are doing. Which means these aren't accidental findings. They are probably measuring something real.

Women really are - or at least they really feel that they are - doing worse today than they were in the early 70s. 

Viewed objectively, women's liberation was the war on women.



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