Wednesday, 5 May 2010

On the Pill...

Are women happier today than they were before the Pill? They should be, but, according to a 2009 study in the American Economic Journal, "The paradox of declining female happiness," "[W]omen's happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men [over the past 35 years] .... and [the decline] is pervasive across demographic groups and industrialized countries."
How can an innovation so liberating in principle not have resulted in expanded happiness for its targeted demographic?