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Record Share of Wives 'Marry Down' Educationally

February 13, 2014
 

A record share of wives are "marrying down" educationally, and have more education than do their husbands, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Historically, husbands were more likely than wives to have a greater level of education. In 1960, 13.5 percent of husbands had a greater educational attainment than did their wives, while only 6.9 percent of wives had a greater attainment than did their husbands. In 2012, for the first time ever, wives were more likely than husbands to have the greater educational attainment, 20.7 percent to 19.9 percent.

 

 
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