This nugget was buried in an article I was reading. The title is a statement of the painfully obvious. But the subtitle begged that i at least scan it
26 Percent Of Adults Stressed About Money Most Of The Time
More than half have at best just enough money to make ends meet, and women, the young, the less affluent, and parents are hit hardest
All I was after was the specifics about women and financial stress. To wit:
Women continue to experience more stress than men, at 5.0 versus 4.3, and 30 percent say they feel stress all or most of the time about money, whereas only 21 percent of men report that. Almost half of all women say paying for essentials is a somewhat or very significant source of stress.
Lots of possible directions here. The simplest is that we’ve seen recent surveys showing women significant less happy with life than men, now add that women stress about substantially money than men.
Is it me of is there a lack of the most basic kind of intellectual curiosity today?
Possible questions/further issues (no particular order):
- Breakdown of families
- Women flooding job markets over past decades
- Women control vast majority of consumer spending
- Women create single parent homes either by baby-momma route or by converting nuclear families to split families
- Women worry worry worry non-stop about every little thing generally, often losing sleep while reviewing mental notes, dropping incongruity into conversations by raising some list of things to do or bill to pay or bizarre concern right in the middle of a light conversation.
- Women seem to enjoy being concerned…the furrowed look.
Those questions could add color to any further analysis of the data in the survey. But they said all they needed to say. Women are having a problem, men less. Must be some dudes fault and we all gotta pull together to fix it.