Are wives who have higher education than husband happy?
DP Number DP2017-009
Date March, 2018
Author Kazuma Sato
JEL Classification codes J12, J13
Keywords subjective well-being;hypogamy;homogamy;hypergamy
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.