Jan 22nd 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Among married couples between the ages of 30 and 44, the woman is more likely to have obtained a higher level of education.
Using information gleamed from the 2007 American Community Survey, which has a sample of about 3 million addresses, The Pew Research Center found that, among couples, 28 percent of women are more educated than their husbands
, whereas only 19 percent of men are more educated than their wives. (Obviously, that means 53 percent of couples have the same level of education.)
In 1970, these numbers were reversed, with the males being more educationally accomplished
in 28 percent of of couples, while females attained a higher education status in 20 percent of pairs.
Partially as a result of this shift, 22 percent of women now have a higher income than their spouses
-- up from 4 percent in 1970.
We can't help but think this trend towards higher feminine achievement has something to do with increased male affinity for video games