To be happier, we should elect more women to political office.

Political scientists say the results are quite clear: In countries where more women hold elected office, people are happier.

  • There is strong, consistent evidence that promoting gender equality in industrial democracies leads to greater subjective well-being.
  • When the sexes are more equal, there are significant gains in life satisfaction for both men and women.
  • Electing women to political office makes communities happier.

For more go to my blog, “Where Women Govern” at Psychology Today.

Political Scientists Say Gender Equity Is Key to Happiness | Psychology Today