The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and its Consequences for Family Life
Van Babel, Jan
Schwartz, Christine
Esteve, Albert

Data: 2018
Resum: While men tended to receive more education than women in the past, the gender gap in education has reversed in recent decades in most Western and many non-Western countries. We review the literature about the implications for union formation, assortative mating, the division of paid and unpaid work, and union stability in Western countries. The bulk of the evidence points to a narrowing of gender differences in mate preferences and declining aversion to female status-dominant relationships. Couples in which wives have more education than their husbands now outnumber those in which husbands have more. While such marriages were more unstable in the past, existing studies indicate that this is no longer true. In addition, evidence for gender display in housework when wives have higher status their husbands has become less common in recent studies. Despite these shifts, other research documents the lasting influence of the breadwinner-homemaker model of marriage.
Drets: Posted with permission from the Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 44© by Annual Reviews, http://www.annualreviews.org. Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Matèria: Fender ; Education ; Family ; Marriage ; Divorce ; Assortative mating
Publicat a: Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 44 (2018) , p. 341-360



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