The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Its Consequences for Family Life

  title={The Reversal of the Gender Gap in Education and Its Consequences for Family Life},
  author={Jan Van Bavel and Christine R. Schwartz and Albert Esteve},
  journal={Annual Review of Sociology},
Although men tended to receive more education than women in the past, the gender gap in education has reversed in recent decades in most Western and many non-Western countries. We review the literature about the implications for union formation, assortative mating, the division of paid and unpaid work, and union stability in Western countries. The bulk of the evidence points to a narrowing of gender differences in mate preferences and declining aversion to female status-dominant relationships… 

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