Marriage and the So-Called Gender Pay Gap
This has become something of an old chestnut. But it is rubbish. Because of the larger standard deviation of IQ in males, there are far more men than women in the upper ranges of IQ -- and IQ is a strong determinant of income. So high income, high IQ women in fact have an objective surplus of compatible men to choose from.
So why the beef? It's just the latest excuse for an old, old problem: Women in their 30s and 40 asking "Where are all the men?" So where are they?
Women with good juices grab a desirable man in their teens and 20s, while there are plenty of men in their age-range still single. So fussy women who fail to do that grab in their 20s find that all the desirable men are married. They are left with other women's rejects. IQ is not the problem. The lack of a strong sexual motivation is.
A strongly motivated woman will make allowances for the inevitable male inadequacies while the less motivated ones are more fussy and wait for perfection. But perfection seldom comes so all too often that fussiness will lead to a lonely old age.
Highly educated professional women are finding fewer well-suited men available to marry.
In this era of “equity equals justice” radicalism where the gender pay gap is regularly trotted out by leftists as an example of social injustice, a recent study provides an interesting twist. According to a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, the number of women in higher income brackets is increasing … and these women are running into a shortage of marital partners. In other words, these unmarried women are having trouble find men to marry who match or exceed their own income level.
The study concludes that there are “large deficits in the supply of potential male spouses,” and that “one implication is that the unmarried may remain unmarried or marry less well-suited partners.” The study’s lead author, Daniel T. Lichter, notes that while women do indeed seek to marry for love, “it also is fundamentally an economic transaction.”
Fox Business observes, “It seems many men aren’t getting up to the income level that women prefer in a potential marriage partner.” Evidently, no matter what the social justice warriors may claim, there is an innate expectation in the minds women that values men as husbands who will be the primary bread winner. Who knew that gender roles were so ingrained?