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Philip Cohen comments on U.S. women's selectivity in marriage

Well educated women tend to choose long lasting marriages

Leonardo Blair, reporter for The Christian Post, reports that ''America is facing a significant shortage of highly educated 'economically attractive' unmarried men who earn at least $53,000 and have a college degree.''

The report draws on Faculty Associate Philip Cohen's last September study on U.S. recent divorce rate trend, where Cohen finds that U.S. divorce rate is actually seeing a downward trend as better educated women being more selective in their partners tend to have more stable and longer marriages.

Moreover, as Cohen commented in another report in Bloomberg on U.S. marriage and divorce from last September, “Marriage is more and more an achievement of status, rather than something that people do regardless of how they’re doing,” which better explains that large number of less educated couples in U.S. with lower socioeconomic status tend to cohabit more rather than get married.

See the complete report at The Christian Post

See the featured report at Bloomberg

See the complete study by Philip Cohen