Men marrying wealthier women

Wives increasingly have more money, education than husbands


 

As women’s job titles and salaries are improving—men lost three of every four jobs shed in the latest recession—men are increasingly likely to marry women with more education and income than they have, the New York Times reports. A new study from the Pew Research Centre examined Americans aged 30 to 44, the first generation in which more women than men have college degrees; and since the 1970s, women’s earnings have been increasing faster than their counterparts’. Women with college degrees are more likely to marry today than less educated women. “We’ve known for some time that men need marriage more than women from the standpoint of physical and mental well-being,” said Stephanie Coontz, research director for the Council on Contemporary Families, a research and advocacy group. “Now it is becoming increasingly important to their economic well-being as well.”

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Men marrying wealthier women

  1. Typo: First para – women….women. Whereas the article discusses stats on education and salary levels of heterosexual individuals.

  2. Cancel last, someone copied incorrectly from this site,and it was their typo – Angela

  3. Just wait 20 years.

    Two thirds of university graduates are women.

    Unless women stop marrying, the will have to be marrying men who are less educated than them. And I don't expect that education to income correlation to break down anytime soon, so they will likely be marrying men who make less than them too. Within a generation the woman will become the breadwinner in the average household. The numbers don't lie. 20 years.

    • And yet, there are still scholarships exclusively for women… not to mention relatively vigorous attempts to increase enrollment of women in the maths, sciences and engineering, with virtually no corresponding attempts to increase enrollment of men in women-dominated professions (not that there should be any gender-based incentives or benefits for higher education).

  4. So what? You don't need a college education to fall in love and enjoy someone else's companionship.
    BTW, remember the ice storm that hit Ontario several years ago? Guess who saved us? Yup, blue collar men.

  5. “We've known for some time that men need marriage more than women from the standpoint of physical and mental well-being, Now it is becoming increasingly important to their economic well-being as well.”

    Switch "men" with "women", and think about how 'offensive' that statement would be. Why the double standard here?

    • As the statement is, it's pretty offensive to men. There is not a man in the world that would agree with it. Who is this broad? She should shut the front door.

      PS – Historically, most teachers are women (especially in the earlier grades). They make the classes do arts and crafts and all the stuff little boys hate and little girls love. From a young age girls are better at school (ie. sitting quietly), and the boys never catch up. Add to that the ridiculous discrepancy between scholarship money spent on each gender and you have your answer. That ,and it is a lot easier to finish an art history, language or education degree than it is to finish and engineering degree. HA