Study 2, uses panel data from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY97) to examine the role of economic dependency on infidelity. I argue that, for men, making less money than a female partner may threaten men’s gender identity by calling into question the traditional notion of men as breadwinners. I find that economically dependent men are more likely to engage in infidelity, although this relationship disappears once individual and institutional mechanisms are controlled. I also find that the more economically dependent a man’s female partner is on him, the more likely he is to engage in infidelity.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I'm getting back to my research on cheating, at the behest of my patient co-author. Time magazine had a write up of some new research presented at the American Sociological Association's annual meetings by Christin Munsch. Here is a blurb from her website: