British Association for the Advancement of Science: Winners and losers in marriage

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The Independent Online
WOMEN get richer when they marry but men suffer a drop in income, according to a unique study.

The Economic and Social Research Council annual survey, of 5,000 households, also revealed that skilled men are winners and women are losing out in employment. Women born in the 1960s are less likely to be employed in their early adult years than were women born in the 1930s. But a woman's effective income rises by 40 per cent on average when a couple marries or starts cohabiting, whereas men's fell by 10 per cent.