"The Rise of Wives"


In a new study just released by the Pew Research Center and co-authored by Richard Fry and D'Vera Cohn, researchers have found that in 1 out of 5 marriages women are more educated and earn more money than their husbands, leading to the creation of a trend identified by researchers as, "the rise of wives."

The Pew Research Center report took data from the U.S. Census Bureau and examined how income and education levels affect married life for U.S.-born spouses between the ages of 30-44. This group was focused on because it is the first group in U.S. history to include more women with college degrees than men with college degrees, and the main finding was that the benefits to getting married are now very economically beneficial for men.