Long working hours good for marriages


Think working long hours is bad for your marriage? Think again.

According to a new study out of Australia, working long hours may help prolong a marriage.

"The optimal work arrangement appears to be where the man works a 41- to 49-hour week," according to Melbourne Institute economist Mark Wooden, who conducted the research, and was quoted in the Australian newspaper the Telegraph.

"Beyond this, the risk of separation does rise, but it is still lower than for couples where the male works a 35- to 40-hour work week."

Wooden used data which tracked Australian families between 2002 and 2006, to conclude that long work hours do not result in higher divorce rates.