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For the First Time, Women Are More Educated Than Their Husbands
New York Magazine ^ | Maggie Lange

Posted on 02/13/2014 3:02:44 PM PST by nickcarraway

For the first time since the Pew Research Center has kept track of such things, the percentage of American women who are more highly educated than their husbands is higher than the percentage of husbands who have more degrees than their wives.

Gathered from census data, research shows that 21 percent of women have more degrees than their husbands, whereas 20 percent of men have more degrees than their spouses. (In 1960, these numbers were 7 percent for women and 14 percent for men.) The trend can be seen most clearly among newly married couples, because, for the past 20 years, younger women have been more likely to pursue higher education than men.

And so we move forward in this wide world of people making choices about education and marriage and life in general. Hold on tight for further updates in another 10 years or so!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Society
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1 posted on 02/13/2014 3:02:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And, as the liberals have proven, more education means more intelligence and more common sense!


2 posted on 02/13/2014 3:04:12 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Heh, heh!

;^)


3 posted on 02/13/2014 3:06:03 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway

Degree =/= educated.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 3:09:15 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s see the 3 disciplines of the degrees and the averages...and the jobs they have.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 3:10:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

OK subtract all the “WomynZ studies” and like degrees and re-total. Because there is nothing ‘educated’ about having one of those.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 3:13:30 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: nickcarraway
no offense but given the state of anti-male education these days and the last 20+ years, depending on what classes you're actually taking, i find it highly debatable.
7 posted on 02/13/2014 3:14:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

We can see it helped by looking at their voting records........


8 posted on 02/13/2014 3:16:12 PM PST by Toespi
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To: nickcarraway

That explains what’s happening in the country.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:04 PM PST by nightlight7
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To: nickcarraway

Durn Tootin’ .... but then I ain’t married yet ....


10 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:04 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: nickcarraway

20% plus 21% equals 41%. What happened to the other 59%?


11 posted on 02/13/2014 3:26:22 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: nickcarraway

Intelligence = nothing.
Education = nothing.

Wisdom? Now that’s the thing. Get wisdom above all else.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 3:26:39 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: nickcarraway

This is news? I always admit to being wrong when my Sweetie and I argue.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 3:27:29 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Their voting numbers don’t prove this theory.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 3:34:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, It’s a sorry woman that can’t support one man.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 3:36:08 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Maybe bachelor degrees don’t mean that much (depends on the major) but both med and law schools have more women. Women are making more money on the job, too.

Men are getting lazy after centuries of domination — the patriarchy and all that. If men would just get off the couch, they have huge advantages over women in physical size and testosterone (aggressiveness) and native math ability.

Instead of working hard, men are poppin’ Buds and watching five football games a day. They deserve their fate.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 3:37:02 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: snowtigger

Presumably the other 59% have the same education level.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 3:37:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Sacajaweau

?


18 posted on 02/13/2014 3:38:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I will neuter this comment by saying they all voted for this imposter, nuff sed!
19 posted on 02/13/2014 3:58:01 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Sacajaweau
Q: Why do women live longer than men?
A: Because they don't have to live with women.
20 posted on 02/13/2014 4:01:14 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s not confuse academic achievement with intelligence, please. I can teach a chicken how to count using colored corn kernels.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 4:03:13 PM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Not all of us. Some of us are your fellow FReepers. Hubby is grateful I have an education. Even though he lost his job last fall, and our income dropped by two thirds, we’ve been able to live on my income.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 4:04:34 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: nickcarraway

How many of these degrees are in elementary education, hospitality management, sociology, gender studies, and english?

Many a college degree is nothing more than proof of living another 4 or 5 years on Daddy’s dime. While both sexes do it, they didn’t come up with the MRS degree for nothing.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 4:06:35 PM PST by centurion316
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To: nickcarraway

Yes of course. Colleges discriminate against males and employers prefer women.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 4:14:21 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: centurion316

“How many of these degrees are in elementary education, hospitality management, sociology, gender studies, and english?”

This is the first question that should be answered; a lot of people getting degrees are getting trophy degrees. Hospitality management can be used to start a small hotel or restaurant, but strangely these women don’t have an interest in making their own way. I wonder if the hospitality management degree is used to run the house once they get it from their husbands in the divorce settlement.

“Many a college degree is nothing more than proof of living another 4 or 5 years on Daddy’s dime.”

True; then they seek to go live off of their husband’s dime.

“While both sexes do it, they didn’t come up with the MRS degree for nothing.”

*snicker* Much like Betty Broderick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Broderick


25 posted on 02/13/2014 4:14:50 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Bryanw92
And, as the liberals have proven, more education means more intelligence and more common sense!
Annnnd, now they can drive better than men too.
26 posted on 02/13/2014 4:16:28 PM PST by oh8eleven (claimer)
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To: heye2monn

Maybe in your house. Right now, it’s almost 8PM here, and my retired husband has been working for about 10 hours trimming out a room in our house. No Buds or football intervened.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 4:51:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: nickcarraway

So, riddle me this: Which has the better chance of getting a real job with continuing income (outside of some university) — 1) A female PhD in Women’s Studies or 2) a male who is a certified Master Plumber? Who will have the better income prospectus over the long haul? [Hint: it isn’t the PhD in Women’s Studies.]


28 posted on 02/13/2014 4:59:28 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: nickcarraway
Hold on tight for further updates in another 10 years or so!

Wishful thinking, which ignores the fact that most of these very highly educated womyn don't breed!

But wait, what the hell am I talking about, genetics? I'll have to go back and read Darwin, since there must be some kind of special dispensation or exception when it comes to evoltionary processes that might otherwise trample on the hopes of liberals.
29 posted on 02/13/2014 5:05:26 PM PST by zencycler
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To: Bryanw92

I have more paper degrees than my husband, but he is way smarter than I am!


30 posted on 02/13/2014 5:16:26 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Huskrrrr

that doesn’t prove she’s right and you’re wrong’ that just proves you lie to your wife to stop arguments. :-)


31 posted on 02/13/2014 5:35:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ken5050

the congregation now says “aaaaaa-—mennnnnnnnn.”


32 posted on 02/13/2014 5:36:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t mean much. The Educational system is horrible. Besides, tons of great leaders weren’t terrific in school. Didn’t Reagan fail Economics?


33 posted on 02/13/2014 5:37:45 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: KosmicKitty

to be honest i don’t think women would respect a man who they didn’t think was smarter than them, or at least have the capacity to be. men need respect of wives as much as women need love from husbands.


34 posted on 02/13/2014 5:39:50 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tax-chick

That was my assumption also.


35 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:26 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: snowtigger

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. Who knows?

When my husband and I got married, 25 years ago this immediately past Feb. 4, I had more education then he did. Now he has more education than I do. Whatever.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 6:29:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Bigg Red

Not my house (but good for your husband!). I’m talking about young male slackers in particular. A study just came out that 1/3 of millennials are still living at home. Likely because the guys had worthless majors in college while female students were studying hard and getting accepted at law and medical schools.


37 posted on 02/13/2014 6:32:37 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

Oh, okay. Got it.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 6:48:23 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: heye2monn

to be fair it doesn’t help that you have a misandrist society that is intent on building girls up at the expense of tearing boys down.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 7:10:36 PM PST by Contrarius
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To: nickcarraway

and I don’t think it’s coincidence that marriages have declined and that divorces have risen.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 7:10:42 PM PST by Contrarius
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To: heye2monn

Both sexes have no wisdom. Education means economic control, but what will that yield?


41 posted on 02/13/2014 7:16:21 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: nickcarraway

And because women are now as choosy of mates as men, there is now a glut of educated women relative to men, leaving many single instead of married to someone with less education.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 8:04:06 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Secret Agent Man

I can’t remember which college it was, but there was a school looking into affirmative action for men because the campus was 60% female.


43 posted on 02/13/2014 8:05:10 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Contrarius

Quite true.


44 posted on 02/14/2014 6:23:47 PM PST by heye2monn
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