A record percentage of wives are more educated than their husbands, according to the Pew Research Center.
About 20.7 percent of married American women were more educated than their husbands in 2012, reversing the once common trend of husbands being the more educated spouse in the family. The percentage of wives with more education than their spouses is three times higher than was the percentage in 1960.
Pew Research estimates about 19.9 percent of married men are more educated than their wives. In 1960, it was 13.5 percent.