Husbands of workaholic wives tend to be less healthy: study

If the wife works more than 40 hours a week, she has less time to look after the husband. Researchers say men should pay more attention to their own health
||Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The husbands of workaholics are significantly less healthy than other married men, according to new research by the University of Chicago. On the other hand, long hours put in by husbands appear to have no effect on their wives.

The survey is based on data from nearly 3,000 adults collected in 1986 and then compared with information collected from the same people three years later.

Participants were asked to assess their overall health on a scale from excellent to poor. Self-ratings of this type tend to be fairly accurate, the surveyors said.