Today for Clutch Magazine Online we learn that marriage isn't for white people -- it's for rich, educated people. No matter your race, the biggest indicators on whether or not you'll get married and whether or not that marriage will last depends on your ability to finish college and get a (well-paying) job.
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Now adding to the list of things that are better if you are flush with cash (like food, housing, clothing and transportation), you can now add “wedded bliss” to the list. But even if you aren’t rolling in the dough (just yet), another key indicator to if you’ll ever tie the knot is your education level. People who finish college are more likely to have successful marriages – no matter the race.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Across the board, college-educated people had lower divorce rates than people with less education. Ms. Stevenson suggests that might be because college educated couples go into marriage with a different set of expectations.
“They’re less likely to approach their marriages as sources of financial stability and they’re more likely to approach them as a source of personal fulfillment,” she says.
And the stats just keep getting better for those economically advanced brainiacs. Also from Time, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School found that 81 percent of college graduates who married in the 1980s at the age of 26 or older were still married two decades later.