Men and Video GamesThere’s a shortage of men in the workforce, and chances are you can find them on their parents couch. Researchers at Princeton, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago have come up with another reason why young men don’t have a full time job. Researchers say they’re rejecting work because they have a better alternative; staying home and playing video games. Researchers say by making this choice the group, men in their 20’s, are happier. But as their good feelings rise, employment percentages drop and the rate of young men living with their parents also goes up. Researchers say this could be a problem later in life because they won’t be as well equipped to work in their 30’s and 40’s which could lead to decreased wages and limited opportunities. But it’s not entirely their fault. Researchers say increasingly sophisticated video games are luring them away from the job hunt. And because the games issue so much of a challenge the men feel that a couple hours with the controller equal a couple hours at the office. Just without the pay check.
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