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Wives Are Now More Educated than Husbands In the U.S: More women are "marrying down,", academically
TIME ^ | 02/14/2014 | Belinda Luscombe

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:39:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind

or the first time in 50 years, the educational balance among married couples has tipped towards women. Wives are more likely to be the better educated partner than the other way around. The trend is particularly sharp among newlyweds; in 2012 almost 40% of college educated women were married to a guy without a degree.

This is a big reversal from the 30 year trend between 1960 and 1990, when it was the men who were marrying down, educationally speaking. The difference is not yet huge; Pew researchers, using data from the American Community Survey and the Decennial Census, found that in 2012, 21% of wives had advanced further academically than their spouses, while 20% of husbands were the more educated ones. But it appears to be growing; counting just newlyweds (those married in the 12 months before the survey), more than a quarter of the women had chosen a partner with less education, while 15% of men did the same.

The trend is not necessarily due to the fact that women are smarter than men. More women than men have been graduating from college at all levels—bachelors, masters and doctoral—for several years, so it was simply a matter of time until the marriage pool reflected that.

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; boycotttimewarner; education; golddiggers; marriage; timelies; women

1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:39:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That will also result in an even lower birth rate.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:41:13 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s because there is a war against boys in our education system, and I use the term “education” very loosely. For the record, both my wife and I have bachelor’s degrees.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:42:38 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is more accurate to say that women are now more credentialed.

A degree in some useless humanities nonsense doesn’t confer education, but it can result in a credential.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:42:44 PM PST by NVDave
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think “degrees” in “women’s studies” and “business communications” really count as education.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:46:55 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Explains why women vote for the Democommies. We have met the enemy and we married em.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:47:01 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: SeekAndFind

My wife is more educated than I am. She has a masters, and I don’t. I still like to think we married across. Plus, I can still take her in two pin falls out of three.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:48:13 PM PST by stevem
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To: SeekAndFind
My advice to lil’ miss is to dump her book smart socially inept wimpy 4 eyed bf and look for a real he-man plumber or similar who has actual skills.
8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:49:07 PM PST by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind
Men have been marrying down for centuries so I don't see this as a problem.
9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:50:56 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My daughter is almost certain to marry down in this way. She likes to feel protected so she keeps dating cops and Marines. The average highly-educated nebbish is less capable with a gun or a truck than she is, and as beautiful and graceful as she is, she intimidates liberal nebbishes when they see her driving an F-350 dually and hauling a loaded six-horse GN. Or when they see her with a .45 or a 2-gauge. She wants someone who is not only unintimidated by that stuff, but will be delighted and will know more about it than she does.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 7:52:57 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind

If a degree were what it was 60 years ago this would be a big deal. I mostly recruit salespeople. Do you think a degree is the first thing I look at?


11 posted on 02/14/2014 7:53:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Most of them have degrees in "education."

Education is what you major in if you don't want to have to study.

12 posted on 02/14/2014 7:56:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: ottbmare
see her with a .45 or a 2-gauge

A "2" gauge!

Now that's some woman!

13 posted on 02/14/2014 8:08:14 PM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today 20 % of College and University Graduates are unemployed 6 months after Graduation, and are called “educated homies.”

Should 1 in 5 students chose to be educated homies, or spend their time learning a trade where men still outnumber women.

Well, unless they want to be a politician where men still outnumber women.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 8:15:26 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Mogger

Sorry! Typing on my phone and didn’t see that I’d omitted a fairly important number.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 8:30:58 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind
Unfortunately, most college graduates can't speak properly. The excessive usage of words and phrases such as “Like” and “omigod” is appalling. The misuse of certain words such as “literally” is astounding. Go back to remedial reading class, supposed educated college grads.
16 posted on 02/14/2014 8:35:12 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ottbmare
I can shoot a ‘2-gauge’...but just once.. then I go to the hospital ‘cause both arms are broken......,,Thanks man, that typo cracked me up....
17 posted on 02/14/2014 9:11:36 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

The leftist definition of “more educated” usually means more brainwashed


18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:23:09 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

You are right as rain...”my professor said”....[and don’t confuse me]


19 posted on 02/14/2014 9:35:54 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: SeekAndFind

My thoughts...

Women still want a man to provide for the family. My guess is the more educated and liberal the more she sees her husband as a chump to pay the bills while she pursues HER individual hobbies.

Women will still take these suckers to the cleaners. I find it hard to believe the education gap is because women are taking engineering courses. They are taking feminist leaning courses that brainwash them in to believing men are pigs, wallets, and sperm donors.

Call me jaded. Cuz I am. I do no see anything good from this report.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 9:39:17 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: bgill

Because every man who has a degree is socially inept, wimpy, wears glasses, and has no useful skills?


21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:23 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Millennials in the Workplace Training Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz0o9clVQu8


22 posted on 02/14/2014 10:30:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, so a few chicks with PhDs in home economics are “marrying down” to a guy with a bachelor degree in engineering?


23 posted on 02/14/2014 11:13:46 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: SeekAndFind

Such women are still marrying up financially. Rush Limbaugh went into the details of this story.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 1:55:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Emasculate the men and boys they are what is wrong with the world they are to violent.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 2:48:53 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s partially feminism and partly self preservation. Women want to protect themselves if the marriage doesn’t workout. Education is a way to protect themselves.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 4:04:42 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Agree. I got so frustrated with a junior lender that I remarked he wrote and spoke as though English was his second language and he did not have a first


27 posted on 02/15/2014 4:23:36 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: ottbmare; Mogger
Sorry! Typing on my phone and didn’t see that I’d omitted a fairly important number.

No, we like "2 gauge" - that's HOT! ; )

28 posted on 02/15/2014 6:01:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of the degrees that women are receiving are in
ridiculous make believe fields like “women’s studies”
etc. This in NO WAY indicates they are better educated.
It just means they wasted massive amounts of money on
baseless and useless indoctrination.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 6:14:36 AM PST by nvscanman ( Jo)
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To: nvscanman
Most of the degrees that women are receiving are in ridiculous make believe fields like “women’s studies” etc. This in NO WAY indicates they are better educated.

I see you graduated from the school of, 'when in doubt, make it up!" ;)


30 posted on 02/15/2014 6:21:05 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: bjorn14

You are so right. Used to be, a woman found a man, got married and they stayed together for the rest of their lives. With the divorce rate at 50% or so, it makes good sense to be educated and have some skills to make it on your own.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 6:27:56 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: SeekAndFind

My brother got an Associate degree in Automotive Technology way back in the 70’s—In other words, he’s a mechanic—And he’s never had a problem finding a job.

His wife, on the other hand, with her Bachelor degree in Sociology, has never really worked a day in her discipline—Unless you count face-to-face encounters in a retail setting.

Which one do you think pulls in more money?


32 posted on 02/15/2014 7:32:08 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Caipirabob

At least I can fairly claim that my daughter and I can handle a twelve! (Spelled out this time so I don’t omit any numbers.)

There’s a story in our family that my late mother-in-law, age 9, saw a chicken hawk, grabbed her uncle’s 10-gauge, and tried heroically to shoot—with the result that she recoiled herself into the manure pile and blew the roof off the outhouse with her uncle inside it. This would have been about 1920. True? I don’t know, but knowing my brave beautiful MIL I wouldn’t be surprised at all.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 7:48:07 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I mostly recruit salespeople. Do you think a degree is the first thing I look at?

No, but a lot depends on the circumstances.

I have to make one point: we should be careful not to judge young people based on their degrees. There are a lot of kids who started college in 2006, 2007, 2008. They studied the fields that had resulted in a job before the great crash of 2008-9. No one knew back then that a business degree would be next to worthless. The question is, what did they do with their lives after they found that the degree was worthless?

I know a young man who sacrificed and struggled and labored to get a degree in history which is the field he loves dearly. Before 2008 he had some job prospects; afterward, nothing. But he did not sit around in his mother's basement feeling sorry for himself. He got a different job and has actually a better opportunity now to teach people about our national heritage. He's the child of a poor single mother with no education and has been educating himself since he was 12, and I know he's going to be a big success because of his attitude despite his degree area. Still, college did him a world of good--I can't emphasize that enough.

34 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:11 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Texas resident

With her law degree, is Abortion Barbie more educated than her sugar daddy ex-husband who paid her way (and was 14 years her senior)?


35 posted on 02/15/2014 9:53:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Is she married now?
She looks like the perfect date for Bill Clinton!


36 posted on 02/15/2014 9:54:48 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

I don’t know if she ever remarried, but she was seeing another fellow while that husband was paying the bills.

Yet she claims she didn’t abandon her family. Yeah right.


37 posted on 02/15/2014 10:08:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

She might be. However, did she ever pass the bar?
Does she have actual work experience or is she like Sheila Jackson Lee? But you bring up a bigger point is that Abortion Barbie is a snake and a weasel and can’t be trusted with any kind of power.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 6:44:34 AM PST by Texas resident
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