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Are More Women Seeking Jobs Because They Can't Find A Mate? - HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims that more and more women are pursuing careers because they cannot find suitable mates. Could this be true?

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

American women today receive 57 percent of all bachelors and 60 percent of all masters degrees. And some researchers are saying women are focusing so intently on their careers because they’re having difficulty finding a husband.

Research from the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Minnesota found the ratio of men to women dramatically alters women’s choices about career and family. When men are scarce, women delay having children and instead pursue high-paying careers.

But the irony is that, as women pursue more education and more lucrative careers, it will only get harder to find a husband because a woman’s mating standards keep increasing as she becomes more educated and wealthy, which further decreases the number of suitable mates. Just what’s a girl to do?

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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I am disapointed with this article. It implies that if a woman chooses a path of education it is because she can not find a suitable mate. Women need to be independent and have a life to share with someone. Not because they can not make it on their own fiancially.

April 27, 2012 - 9:48am
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