Think it seems like the whole world is full of smart-and-savvy women skipping the altar to stay single? Not so according to recent research. Following a brief slowing trend among degree-qualified women reluctant to settle down, the tide has turned.
Though educated girls in their twenties do have a series of entertaining and short-lived relationships, by the time their 30s roll around they're marching down the aisle in record numbers. According to the study, the numbers of women with degrees who are married by the time they are 30 to 35 is higher than those without. By about 30, 61 percent of the women with a degree were married, compared with only 53 percent of women with no higher education qualifications.
One of the researchers said,
"There's something new going on, particularly among women. It's long been assumed that more educated women are less traditional and more financially independent and are therefore less likely to need to or want to marry. And indeed, this assumption has been borne out in the data for a long time. But now. . . we can see that in fact the pattern has reversed so that women with post-school qualifications, especially those with degrees, are now in fact more likely to be married than their counterparts with less education."
Does this surprise you? Do you know tons of smart women getting hitched?
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