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The Economics Behind the Marriageable Mate Dilemma

By Richard Whitmire — July 27, 2010 1 min read

Interesting take from a University of North Carolina sociologist who argues that women will not be dissuaded from marrying a man who earns (slightly) less. After all, women are better educated. Perhaps, but the real question is whether college-educated women will men lacking a college degree. That’s the marriageable mate dilemma, which is a different issue from salaries.

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