For men of working age, not working tends to be a distinctly unpleasant experience. They exercise less than when they had a job, and they say that their relationships with family members worsen — despite having more time to spend with those relatives.
For women, the situation is more complicated. They’re more likely to say that their health and their relationships with friends and family have improved since they stopped working.
In a similar vein, the geography of female employment and nonemployment tends to be more complicated than the male geography.