on the effects of long commutes

studies show that people with long commutes( 45-90 minutes ) are 40% more likely to divorce and have to earn 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to work. while the average commute in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes, 8% of workers have a 60 minute or longer commute and 3% have 90 minute or longer commute with a quarter of the extreme commuters living in the Washington D.C. area. it would be interesting to research the effects of unpredictable commutes on divorce rates and pay.

update: important clarification, earning more money doesn’t create more satisfaction, it .

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