Women and Wealth: Does the Combination Equal Divorce?


Ongoing efforts to address women's rights have done wonders to allow women to succeed in their careers. Your office very likely consists of an equal representation of men and women, and you probably have many women in senior roles.

Although this is a positive reality when it comes to gender equality, a recent Cornell University study has produced a theory that, if true, could mean that women in senior, high-income professional roles might be taking a great risk.

What's the risk? A cheating husband.

And because infidelity is one of the leading causes of divorce, the ultimate cost of a woman making "a lot" more money than her husband could be that her marriage ends in divorce. Keep in mind, however, that the researchers in the study did not find that husbands always cheat when they earn less; rather, the role of income differences played a definite, significant role in the rate of infidelity.

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