A study based on Swedish families shows that a long commute could be a contributing factor to your divorce.
The study revealed that those who had long commutes were 40% more likely to get a divorce. The author of the study, Erika Sandow, believes that "One of the long-term risks with commuting is that it can sustain gender-based stereotypes both at home and in the labor market." Since commuters are more likely to be men, that means that women are more often in the home, taking care of chores, children and more. Of those women who work and are married to a long-distance commuter, they are more likely to take jobs closer to home that have less hours, thus meaning that the woman will earn less than her spouse.
Sandow concluded that as a result, a man who commutes makes life more difficult at home for his wife and family. Even if the tables are turned and women have the long commute, they are more likely to have higher levels of stress and less job satisfaction.
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