Friday, April 22, 2011

The cost of infidelity

Married men are more likely than married women to commit adultery 7 percent. And, when a man has an affair, he doesn't seem to consider the consequences of his actions. It says a study to be published in the autumn, "so what did you do yesterday evening? The economy of infidelity ".

Infidelity for women peak at 45, the study found. For men, the peaks at age 55.

Gee, such as 55-year-old confessed adulterer was the news this week?

John Edwards, who claimed a week ago that he was "99% honest" in its statements about the young filmmaker Reille Hunter.

"A rich, famous politician John Edwards is a man with a lot of opportunities, and it seems that gave the cost of getting caught short. That fits well with our results, "Bruce Elmslie, Professor of Economics at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire and co-author of the study, said Firstwivesworld.

The study, written in collaboration with Edinaldo Tebaldi, Assistant Professor of Economics at Bryant University in Rhode Island, was based on general social survey data of the United States.

It is rare that looks to infidelity by a cost-benefit analysis, rather than a sociological or psychological.

Other points made in their study:

Men who are more likely to commit adultery: living in town (where there is a greater chance of escaping detection) do not have a college degree does not belong to any particular socio-economic men groupWhat does not consider having an affair: the economic situation of the new womanor her ability to bear children religion of educational level of their wife

"As with spousal education, men do not weigh the costs — spousal quality or eternal damnation — when deciding whether or not having an affair," said Elmslie.

Women who are more likely to commit adultery: living in town (where there is a greater chance of escaping detection) do not have a college education are regularly skip Church over classWhat women take into account when having an affair: educational attainment of their husband if their new partner can father a child and providing financial stability, religion

These are, of course, statistical results. And sometimes the percentages are small.

Elmslie Firstwivesworld said: "we have a difficult time predicting which men are more likely to cheat, based on the characteristics of their or their spouses".

About the study, however, it is important that men seem to respond to opportunities and not to our measures of the cost. "

In other words, to maintain a faithful husband, it is important to eliminate the opportunity for him to stray.

What do you suggest to end: travels of work during the night and going on the campaign trail.

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