Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Husbands' Career Decides If Couples Relocate For Jobs

Although single, college-educated men and women both tend to move to big cities to increase the opportunity of finding a job, married college-educated women tend to do the same only if their husbands also hold a degree. This is the result of a recent study performed by economists at Washington University in St. Louis. They found that if the husband has a college degree a couple are more likely to move to a big city, regardless of the wife's degree and that the educational level of the woman thus has little or no influence on a couple's decision to relocate for career advancement.

So, the best career investment for a woman still seems to be to choose the right husband (or no husband at all). Depressing.


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