If you won the lottery, would you get married? Stay married? Divorce? Different results for men and women. The reality that emerges.
【Would you have children if you won the lottery? Research Reveals “Three Things Needed to Improve Fertility Rates】
・For some time now, people have been calling for a better balance between work and family life in order to improve the fertility rate. However, a study of lottery winners in Sweden reveals that this “work-life balance theory” is not always true.
・Men Sharing More Housework Does Not Increase Fertility, 2018 Study Finds
・If receiving large sums of money is what makes people have more children, then work-life balance may be important. In other words, if people work moderately and receive high income, then the fertility rate would improve, but this does not seem to be the case
・If a man wins the lottery and was low-income and unmarried before winning, he is more likely to marry and have more children than a lottery failure with demographically similar conditions
・However, when women won the lottery, the only behavior that changed significantly was divorce. The divorce rate among women almost doubled in the first two to three years after winning the lottery
・Because men became more attractive as marriage partners as they became wealthier, the marriage rate among lottery winners increased by about one-third. The fertility rate increased by about 13%, largely because they became married. This is because the fertility rate tends to be higher for married people, especially for men.
・On the other hand, the vast wealth did not seem to have much effect on the attractiveness of women as marriage partners. It may have given women greater expectations about their standard of living after divorce, giving them more confidence to go through with the divorce
・In conclusion, we found that winning a high lottery prize increases marriage rates for both men and women, but the effect is stronger for men, and the divorce rate for men decreases while the divorce rate for women increases (it appears that men use their newly acquired resources to start a family, while women use them to escape from the home).
These are the quotes from the article
Men use their vast wealth for women, but women do not use it for men. Difference in the source of vitality between men and women.
If you won the lottery, would you stay married? Would you stay married? Would you divorce?
It is a very interesting study.
However, as for me, on the male side, the results are a bit sad.
If you win the lottery (if you have enormous wealth)
For men, spend the wealth on women, marriage rate rises, divorce rate among married people falls
For women, without spending the wealth on men, the marriage rate rises slightly and the divorce rate among married people doubles
This is the kind of result I’m talking about.^^;
‘Men who are interested in women live longer, but women who are interested in men, especially not so much.
For men, women are a source of vitality for life, but men for women, not so much…”
I talked about this.
Isn’t there some kind of link to this story?
These are considered together,
For men, women are a source of vitality, so if they acquire enormous wealth, they will use it for women, resulting in an increase in the marriage rate and a decrease in the divorce rate,
For women, men are not necessarily a source of vitality, so even if they gain enormous wealth, or perhaps because they gain it (because they have something to live for), they do not use it for men, and as a result, the divorce rate may double.
For men, a ruthless reality has emerged.^^;
It makes sense that husbands who have been predeceased by their wives do not live long, but wives who have been predeceased by their husbands not so much.
Well, these are just stories of trends.
But as a man, the results of the study make me think a lot.
I would love to ask the men and women around me what they think about these stories. (Agree? Rebuttal? Reasoning, opinion, assertion)
How did you feel about these stories?
See you then.
Based on these stories, do we need to return to the lifestyle of the past in order to increase (return to) the birth rate? Perhaps we need to fundamentally change our thinking about measures to lower the birth rate. (Do we need to force measures in the first place?)