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16 August 2010

Men who earn less, cheat more

Cheating may be a man's way of trying to restore his gender identity when he feels threatened, a researcher says. Her study found that men who earn less are more likely to cheat.

Men who earn less than their female partner are more likely to cheat on her, a study has found.

Looking for a partner in a university library, lab or lecture might also be an idea because, the study says, "the more education one reports, the less likely he or she is to engage in infidelity."

Munsch analysed data on 1 024 men and 1 559 women who were married or living with a partner for at least a year for the study, which also found that, for whatever reason, men were around twice as likely as women to be unfaithful - 6.7% of men cheated in a six-year period versus 3.3% of women. (Sapa, August 2010)

 
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