Study: Working women live longer
Published: 10:03 PM, 9 June 2021
working women suffer less depression after retirement; Photo: Collected
In our current society, there is very little discrimination between men and women. Nowadays, men and women are also moving forward in the workplace.
Although it is tiring for working-class women to do house chores and office works, however, there is good news for them.
According to a recent study, those who work at a young age are much happier and healthier after retirement and live longer. A report has been published in the online edition of the Times of India.
The study was conducted on 5,100 women for 36 years. The study began with a 30- to 44-year-old woman. Their physical, mental and health growth is observed, till 66- to 80-year-old.
The study found that those who earned money for at least 20 years were much happier as they got older and suffered less physical complications than ordinary housewives.
Not only that, but the study also found that working women suffer “less depression” after retirement.
The study was published in the journal Demography. Researcher Jennifer says working women can come out of male domination, as a result, they feel so happy.
But it also has the opposite side. The study highlighted some of the negative aspects of working women’s lives. Stress at work, gender inequality creates tremendous stress in women. This in turn has a detrimental effect on their mental and physical health.