Perhaps another reason to rent rather than own — women who own their home weigh 12 pounds more on average than women who rent. A study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School compared 600 women and found that along with weighing more, homeowners were also "carrying around more aggravation, making less time for leisure, and were less likely to spend time with friends." Do you buy it? More info on the study below the jump...
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The study is currently under review for publication in the Journal of Urban Economics. Check out the full Candwest News Service article: Females who rent weigh less: Survey; Homeowning women outweigh their renting counterparts by an average of 12 pounds.
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