11/14/2012 04:14 pm ET

Divorce-Threat Women Work Longer

Women whose marriages are on the brink of collapse work more hours as an insurance against divorce, a study has found.

For every 1% increase in the risk of marital breakdown, women work an extra 12 minutes per week, research from the London School of Economics and Political Science found.

Berkay Ozcan and his co-researchers used the legalisation of divorce in Ireland in 1996 to determine how subsequent marriage breakdown rates affected women's participation in the workforce.

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