Nowadays, marriages are shaky but it appears the odds may be in the favour of university-educated women.

According to a study by the US National Center for Health Statistics, women with university degrees have almost eight-in-10 odds of still being married after two decades.

The researchers estimate that 78 percent of university-educated women who got married for the first time between 2006 and 2010 could expect their marriages to last at least 20 years.

The study did not explore the reason college-educated women have longer-lasting marriages but did note that people who graduate from university generally tend to marry later in life to have a more secure financial foundation.

While the educated women had the highest chances for a long-term marriage, the same also stood out in men.

Roughly 65 percent of men with a bachelor’s degree could expect that their first marriage will last 20 years or longer.

One limitation of the survey was that it did not include adults over age 44 and therefore does not take into account long-term marriages that started later in life.

Also, adults with advanced degrees were not separately analysed because of the small sample size.



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