Want to Be Happily Married? If You’re Female, Go to College.

In 1950, less than three quarters of white college-educated women went on to marry by age 40 [compared with 90 percent of high-school graduates]. But today, 86 percent marry by age 40, compared with 88 percent of high-school grads… Modern college-educated women are more likely than other groups of women to be married at age 40, are less likely to divorce, and are more likely to describe their marriages as “happy” (no matter what their income) compared with other women.

Full article on why educated women have happier marriages.

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  1. Bruce says:

    Interesting, but you are implying causation. What happens to women in college that leads to happiness later on in life.

  2. Larry C. says:

    I agree with Bruce. Where is the cause and effect? And what explains it?

  3. Tom H. says:

    Maybe women who are smart enough to get through college are also smart enough to find the right guy and stay married to him.

  4. Vicki says:

    Okay, guys. I’m not detecting any sexism here am I?