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Study: Marriage benefits men economically, too

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    If you think women still reap more economic benefit than men do from marriage, you may be living in the past.
    Today, men are better off economically because their wives are, too, suggests a new study on the economics of marriage by the Pew Research Center.

    It shows women's education and earnings advancements are translating into overall improvement for men.

    "Marriage is a different deal than it was 40 years ago," says Pew economist Richard Fry, a co-author of the study. "Typically, most wives did not work, so for economic well-being, marriage penalized guys with more mouths to feed but no extra income. Now most wives work. For guys, the economics of marriage have become much more beneficial."

    Pew used Census data from 1970 and 2007 to compare U.S.-born married people ages 30-44
     

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