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Record number of U.S. wives more educated than their husbands

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By Marina Lopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record number of wives in the United States are more educated than their husbands, as the rate of college-educated women grows, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Couples in which the husband has fewer degrees than his wife account for 21 percent of marriages, a three-fold increase from 1960, a Pew analysis of census data shows.

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