but back to the topic of the thread - it is always interesting to look at REAL research, rather than the speculation of internet troglodytes:
http://www.csss.washington.edu/Papers/wp33.pdfIn 1980, the effect of education on both “Current” and “Ever” is negative and highly
significant. The coefficients correspond to marginal effects of -.0031 and -.0028, respectively,
indicating that each additional year of education is associated with about a 3.1 percentage point lower
likelihood of being currently married at, and a 2.8 percentage point lower likelihood of having been
married by, age 40-44 in 1980. The two measures of education produce virtually identical results.
In 1990, the coefficient of education on “Current” is not significantly different from zero,
while the comparable coefficient on “Ever” is still negative and significant. In both cases, the
coefficients are significantly smaller (t=9.31 for “Current”, t=6.77 for “Ever”) than in 1980.
The significantly positive coefficient of education on “Current” in 2000 corresponds to a
marginal effect of .0063, indicating that each additional year of education is associated with a 0.63 a
percentage point increase in the likelihood of being married (t=11.54); this also effect is significantly
different than the effect in 1990 (t=9.62). The effect of education on “Ever” is not significant, but is
significantly greater than the 1990 coefficient (t=6.25).
Overall, these results suggest that a significant success penalty existed in 1980, but fell
significantly in each of the subsequent two decades. The 2000 results suggest the existence of a
success premium for the outcome currently married, and no significant relationship between education
and having ever been married.
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Last edited by Risky Thicket; 06-28-13 at 11:53 PM.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
I do notice a lot of single degreed women, even pretty ones, in their twenties and thirties. It's sad because I don't think with the careerist mindset they have that they will ever find a man that earns more than them.
That's what I notice. A ton of degreed, 24-35 women making 35-50k a year thinking they're going to find a 30-35 year old guy making 60-150k+. It just isn't going to happen and they don't see it. It really is out there. There's tons of it. These women have been lied to. There are more degreed women now among under 40's than there are men and those women don't realize that the ratios aren't 1:1. The reality is a lot of these women will never marry because they wait until 28-35 and then realize Mr. 95k a year isn't there and it's too late. Men their own age won't marry them because they don't earn what they earn or they earn the same so they want a woman who earns less and is less careerist, and the irony is these women, even after these facts, still often cannot accept being with men that don't earn significantly more than they do.
The truth is many of these degreed women are in fact never going to marry.
I knew several girls in college that said their main purpose for being there was to find a husband. The M.R.S. Degree, we called it.
That said, form time to time in history, homosexual practitioners have attempted to gain acceptability for their little peccadilloes. While they sometimes gain limited success in elite classes and rarely in militant classes, (see Spartans, Mamelukes,) in short order they are once again suppressed by more vital classes, societies countries or conquerors. It is a recurring pattern, across many times and cultures and thus likely an expression of natural tendency. In the case of out own society, the casual and dispassionate historical observer will note the revival of Traditional Militant Islam worldwide, and its homicidal suppression of overt homosexuality. What will likely be written on the next page of history on this sordid topic is not terribly hard to imagine.
However, assuming at least a great amount of time in the future of Humanity, it is hard to imagine that just about any form of society that has occurred in the past will not recur in the future.
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