2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Effects on Marriage Dynamics, Homogamy and Perception of Women as Womens College Enrollment Increased Over Time
Andrea G. Klipsch
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

In the 1980s, women's enrollment in colleges and universities increased while men's numbers stagnated making women the majority of undergraduate students since 2000. With education, more women entered the job market. This research examined the ways women's growing involvement in education and the work place has altered men's attitudes towards women and used the concept of marriage homogamy to understand how the dynamics within marriage have changed over time. 56 men completed an online survey measuring marriage homogamy and men's degree of egalitarianism, results found that (1) men below 40 married women with higher or equal levels of education while men above 40 still had the higher level of education within the marriage, (2) the gap between men's and women's income was decreasing with younger generations, (3) younger generations had a higher degree of egalitarian views of women than older men, (4) men in homogamous marriages have more positive attitudes towards women's roles.

Keywords: Education, Marriage, Income, Homogamy, Gender

Topic(s):Anthropology
Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 216-1
Location: OP 2210
Time: 11:00

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