Sexes: A Rousing Oui For Married Men

How wedlock affects careers

Whenever French Sociologist François de Singly stopped in his wife's office in the early evening, the pattern was almost always the same: the married men and single women were working overtime, and nearly all of the single men and married women had gone home. "It was striking," says the sociologist, who has specialized in family studies and taught for twelve years at the University of Nantes. "It was married men and single women working the longer hours."

De Singly decided to do a study on the matter. The result, a 14-page report that has triggered substantial interest in the...

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