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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:
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.