5 July 2006
There's very little I can add to this:
English economists reckon having more sex can be as beneficial to lifelong happiness as an extra $50,000 in the pocket.
The study, done by no-sex-please-we're-British economists and titled Money, Sex and Happiness: an Empirical Study, said that increasing the frequency of sex from once a month to once a week caused the same amount of happiness as getting a $50,000-a-year pay rise.
Researched by Dartmouth College economics professor David Blanchflower, along with Warwick University's Andrew Oswald, the study took 1990s American data of about 16,000 people and generalised the results for males and females of all ages.
"The most interesting thing this study shows is that money buys happiness, but not as much as you would think," Blanchflower said in his summary.
I have my doubts, mostly because at that rate $50k for a fourfold increase I'd be looking at $6 million, and I think I could be bought off by the Knights of Chastity for a bit less than that. (Send offers to the usual address.)Posted at 12:20 PM to Dyssynergy