More education means more work … so who’s the smart one ?

People tend to assume that education opens doors.

That may be true in a lot of cases, but for some American men in the past 20 years, more education has meant less leisure time.

But since 1985, a leisure-time gap has developed among men: Less educated men have devoted more time to leisure, while more educated guys have kept their shoulders to the wheel.

What’s the main explanation?

It could be that as men get more education — and thus more earning power — it becomes more rewarding for them to spend time working.

After all, they’re making more money.

Sourced from US News: Why Relax When You Can Work?, April 9, 2008

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