College-Educated Women Have Lasting Marriages

December 7, 2015

Women who have a bachelor's degree are significantly more likely than those with less education to have lasting marriages, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Using data from the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers estimate that 78 percent of college-educated women who married for the first time between 2006 and 2010 could expect their marriages to last at least 20 years. For women who have a high school education or less, the share is only 40 percent.

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