Colloquium: What's Happening to Women's Happiness?

Colloquium: What's Happening to Women's Happiness?
October 30, 2009

Everyone is invited to join us on selected Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Crabbe Library Room 201 for a hour of informal, moderated discussion over articles of various topics selected by EKU faculty. Refreshments will be provided by EKU Student Government Association.

Dr. Mark Konty will moderate this week’s discussion of What’s Happening to Women’s Happiness?

[M]ore than 1.3 million men and women have been surveyed over the last 40 years, both here in the U.S. and in developed countries around the world. Wherever researchers have been able to collect reliable data on happiness, the finding is always the same: greater educational, political, and employment opportunities have corresponded to decreases in life happiness for women, as compared to men.


Of related interest: Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (NY Times, Freakonomics Blog); Modern Woman Woes (The Agenda with Steve Paikin); Valley of the Dudes (