Sunday, February 9, 2014

Engineers and Assortative Mating

Don't forget Valentine's Day next Friday.  The Economist this week has an interesting article on assortative mating (the challenge - see if you can find a VD card with an assortative mating theme) - Sex, brains, and inequality: How sexual equality increases the gap between rich and poor households.  Out with Mad Men and Don Draper and in with engineers marrying engineers. 

From the article:

"But in reality the highly educated increasingly married each other.  In 1960 25% of men with university degrees married women with degrees; in 2005, 48% did."

Check out Love in the Lab: Women Scientists and Engineers Married to or Partnered With Other Scientists and Engineers by Brianna Blaser - link.

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