In sickness and in wealth: psychological and sexual costs of income comparison in marriage.

@article{Pierce2013InSA,
  title={In sickness and in wealth: psychological and sexual costs of income comparison in marriage.},
  author={Lamar Pierce and Michael S. Dahl and Jimmi Nielsen},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={359-74}
}
As the percentage of wives outearning their husbands grows, the traditional social norm of the male breadwinner is challenged. The upward income comparison of the husband may cause psychological distress that affects partners' mental and physical health in ways that affect decisions on marriage, divorce, and careers. This article studies this impact through sexual and mental health problems. Using wage and prescription medication data from Denmark, we implement a regression discontinuity design… CONTINUE READING