We have this perception that most cheating that goes on in marriage is among the extremely wealthy. When a man in the bottom of the income distribution discovers that the child he is raising is not his own, it doesn’t exactly make the evening news.
Speaking of sperm, Robin Baker in his book "Sperm Wars: The Science of Sex" (which is about as close as you can get to finding academic porn) says that while 10% of all men (regardless of income) are raising children who are not their own, that number goes up to 30% for men who are in the bottom of the income distribution and down to 2% for men who are in the top.If you think that cheating imposes hardship on families, particularly on children, then you have to agree that taking a look at this particular group of cheaters has to be worth while. Bhumika Chawla is an Indian actress and a former model.While other studies that find high rates of cheating often include emotional infidelity (so sitting at your desk wondering what your co-worker looks like naked is going to put you on the cheaters list) this one sticks to a definition of sexual relations that even Bill Clinton would be comfortable with.They find that 8% of men admit to having an extramarital affair in the past twelve months compared to 3.5% of women.I have also been told that a study in my country, Canada, had the same problem when they discovered that one in three of the (university age) sibling pairs they recruited were not actually full siblings. DNA evidence is weak though and, I believe, often overstated because much of the public data is generated by paternity tests demanded by already suspicious fathers.
There is one US study on infidelity that appears to have some reliable results and, rather usefully, can help us answer our question about the relationship between income and cheating.
Chawla married her long-time boyfriend and Yoga teacher Bharat Thakur on 21 October 2007 at Devlali, Nashik in a Gurdwara.
Bhumika Chawla, who was recently seen cheering the players in an Indian Badminton League match, has refuted rumours that she has been roped in as a brand ambassador for IBL.
The actor says that she took time out for the IBL matches to cheer her friends Gopichand and Saina Nehwal.
“Gopichand is a good friend of mine and I admire him for his immense contribution as a player as well as for nurturing talents.
On a different topic, Bhumika says she is excited about her new villa in Bengaluru.