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Survey: College-educated women are more likely to have longer marriages

A study by the Pew Research Center found that college-educated women are more likely than their peers who didn’t earn a degree to have longer-lasting marriages.

According to government estimates, about half of first marriages in the U.S. last at least 20 years. However, women with a bachelor’s degree are 78 percent likely to have marriages survive those two decades.

Although it is unclear why these marriages last longer, Pew analysts offer that households with college-educated women are more financially secure than those with less educated households.