More Education for Wives No Longer Adds to Risk of Divorce

July 28, 2014

A new study in American Sociological Review finds a reversal of a pattern of many decades in which women with more education than their husbands were more likely than others to end up divorced. Now such women are not at greater odds of divorce. Further, couples in which both spouses have equal educational levels are now less likely to get divorced than are those where the husband has more education. The study only looked at heterosexual couples. The lead author of the study was Christine R. Schwartz, associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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