Researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana have found that married men who don’t help around the house earn higher wages than husbands who help their wives with household chores.
A team of psychologists argues that the ability to devote more resources to work in men who don’t help around the house leads to higher wages. And their intransigence is a personality trait characterized by a lack of empathy and selfishness.
“In two studies, we found evidence that grumpy men tend to earn more money than their nicer counterparts because they are more selfish and less helpful to their wives at home. This allows them to concentrate more on work and earning,” explained Dr. Brittany Solomon, assistant professor of management and organization at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
She added that if selfish and less empathic behavior at work were the only key to higher pay, grumpy men would tend to earn more, regardless of whether they were married.
Studies show that organizations recognize the role that marital role ratios play in individual success. They also point to the appeal to employers of the idea of easing the burden of household responsibilities on employees. This would allow them to conserve resources and focus them on work responsibilities.
Earlier, psychologist Dmitry Sinarev named habits that hinder getting rich. According to him, the state of wealth and poverty often depends on the attitude towards one’s own life and money, not on their presence or quantity. Often people who objectively live in prosperity feel poor, being so because of constant dissatisfaction.