But they obscure a question all of these unmarried college-graduate women should be asking themselves: Why does a degree matter so much, anyway?
In his book “The Higher Education Bubble,” Glenn Reynolds quotes statistics showing that the cost of college has increased 439 percent since 1982.
It’s not really my style to gush over a romantic partner, but this is possibly the happiest and most comfortable I’ve ever been with someone.
However, we have one big difference: I’m a graduate student getting my Ph D in a science field, and he never completed his bachelor’s and is currently working in the service industry.
Birger points out that a woman who was 34 in 2007 began college in 1991 when women outnumbered men on college campuses by 10 percent.
The figures show the percentage of spouses at each education level for the under-50s who just got married for the first time, by education level, first for women and then for men.When I looked at these numbers for 25- to 34-year-olds in Atlanta, for example, I found that 46 percent of the women with BAs who married men without BAs had a husband who earned more than them.That is, marrying down the education ladder didn't stop them from marrying up the income ladder.With the economy the way it is and sequestration threatening the jobs of government bureaucrats and the social scientists who depend on them, demographers are delighted by this complexity, since it assures a steady stream of unanswered questions to generate demand for our profession (another good reason to repeal DOMA).Anyway, some information about marriage and education: Take all the people ages under age 50 who told the American Community Survey in 2011 that they got (heterogamously) married for the first time in 2011. Women college graduates were less likely to hold rank, with just 65 percent of them marring above the BA line, compared with 78 percent of male college grads.