“70’s women’s lib got it wrong” proclaims New Scientist, 5 Oct 2002, p20.
The headline continues “marriage makes both sexes happy”. 1970’s feminists claimed sociological studies showed that marriage was good for men but bad for women. However, a recent Australian study on stress levels in married and unmarried people showed that both married men and women had fewer stress indicators than unmarried people. This reinforces previous studies showing people who live alone suffer more heart attacks and other illnesses, and have poorer recovery rates. (See New Scientist, 20 Feb 1999, p23)