Uncertainty, Risk Taking and Marital Happiness

Anderson-Jones, William (2009) Uncertainty, Risk Taking and Marital Happiness. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Abstract: By analysing the effect of internal and external risks on marital happiness this paper concludes that social welfare is maximised by employment status and limiting the negative effect of children. Muslim, Christian and Sikh marriages were predominantly found to be unhappier as a parent in the household specialised in domestic labour and didn’t enter the workforce. ‘Non-religious’ groups have higher levels of female employment and consequently happier marriages. The discussion suggests that social welfare would benefit by encouraging mothers to utilise day care centres and enter the labour force immediately after their statutory maternity leave. The null hypothesis stating that only macroeconomic uncertainty influences marital happiness is comprehensively rejected.

Keywords: Risk, Marital Happiness and Maximising Social Welfare.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 14:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 10:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/22801

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