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.