Money, sex and happiness: An empirical study
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Money, sex and happiness: An empirical study. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, 106 (3). pp. 393-415. ISSN 0347-0520Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2004.00369.x
The links between income, sexual behavior and reported happiness are studied using recent data on a sample of 16,000 adult Americans. The paper finds that sexual activity enters strongly positively in happiness equations. Higher income does not buy more sex or more sexual partners. Married people have more sex than those who are single, divorced, widowed or separated. The happiness-maximizing number of sexual partners in the previous year is calculated to be 1. Highly educated females tend to have fewer sexual partners. Homosexuality has no statistically significant effect on happiness.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 393-415|
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