Source: The Mercury, 15 October, 1999, p.17
MEN with stay-at-home wives go further up the career ladder, say researchers. They say housewives are a major boost to husbands who want to reach the top of their profession. Economists at the University of Wales in Swansea studied government figures on 10,000 households across Britain and found that many wives saw their role as investing in their husband's career. Throwing dinner parties for bosses and networking with executives' wives were all ways in which they tried to help boost a partner's career. Professor Philip Murphy, part of the research team, said married men generally earn more than non-married ones. The higher the earnings of a husband, the less likely it is that their wives will work. Instead, they will be at home playing a highly-effective part in their partners' activities.
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