Women in the U.S. today are far more educated and financially stable, compared to decades ago. This change has allowed for a higher level of independence and upward mobility, but some new research suggests it’s also leading to a shift in traditional marital conventions.
A new study published this week suggests men have far more chances than women of “marrying up”—an old term referring to a partnership in which one marries someone of a higher social class to improve social status—which means men in this country are reaping the economic benefits of women’s progress. Women are now achieving a higher level of education than men, which is changing how many people select their mate.
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