For John, BLUF: Is Education driving the numbers or excess expectations? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Ms Emily Shire, writing in The Daily Beast, does a book review on an important topic, "Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love"
If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.Now that is some bad news. And, the numbers say it is because there just aren't enough men graduating from college.
As financial reporter and author of Date-Onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, Jon Birger puts it, “It’s not that He’s Just not That Into You. It’s that There Aren’t Enough of Him.”So getting down to the numbers, we see a 14 student difference between women and men.
The current college class breakdown of women to men is 57:43, which means that there will be about one-third more women than men with college degrees when graduation arrives.Is this an issue that matters? Do we care that women are not finding mates with suitable educational achievements? Do we care that women are not getting married? Do we care that women are not establishing long term relationships, relationships that will carry them into their retirement years?
On the other hand, educational balance is not necessary for a successful marriage. I know a PhD married to a professional man, but one without a college degree. Why can these relationship not work, if there are common interests and a willingness to accommodate?
And, there is still, in my mind, the question of if there are other factors in the marriage issue. What models are today's young women following?
Maybe there will evolve new relationships, but being on the conservative side, I think we will be missing something. There may be adaptation, but it may also distort our civil society, and thus our economy and our happiness.
Or, as the InstaPundit says,
Everything is Economics, and all of Economics is about Supply and Demand.And, Economics is "the dismal science".♠
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Of course one might claim that is a racist term, in that it was introduced by Mr Thomas Carlyle, in 1849, when he was examining the reintroduction of slavery into the British West Indies.