Discussion Papers

Are wives who have higher education than husband happy?

DP Number DP2017-009
Language 日本語のみ
Date March, 2018
Author Kazuma Sato
JEL Classification codes J12, J13
Keywords subjective well-being;hypogamy;homogamy;hypergamy
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This study examines the relationship between educational resemblance among married couple and wife's subjective well-being. As a result of the analysis, we find that hypogamy has negative effect on wife's subjective well-being such as happiness, life satisfaction, and marital satisfaction. In addition, we also find that in the case of hypogamy, wife's subjective well-being is negatively affected when both married couples have low educational attainment.