According to Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage by Richard Fry and D’Vera Cohn “The decline in marriage rates has been steepest for the least educated, especially men, and smallest for college graduates, especially women. College graduates, the highest earners, are more likely today to be married than are Americans with less education.” As I already knew that in modern times divorce is much more common today than it was a few decades ago, never have I seen a connection drawn between marriage and education. I attribute this to the fact that now that more women and men of all kinds of races are able to obtain better education. This higher education in my opinion allows people to logically make better life decisions about who they are marrying and also better paying jobs from better education gives more people the financial freedom to be independent and break off a relationship if need be. In the past where the best paying jobs required degrees not likely to be obtain by the majority of society marriage was almost like a survival tactic. Staying together married made your chances of having a decent lifestyle more possible while today we aren’t inclined to this because of better education opportunities. With this being said I still think women are great because of the fact that among those with better education women are the ones more likely to be married and staying married.

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