Effect of Oscar on Marriage

This study found that women who win a Best Actress Oscar have a much higher rate of divorce in the following years than the losing Best Actress nominees and the Best Actor nominees, both winning and losing. A Chinese joke I heard recently says essentially the same thing:

There are four kinds of people: 1. Man. 2. Woman. 3. Woman with a Ph.D. 4. Someone who will marry a woman with a Ph.D.

Via Marginal Revolution.

5 Replies to “Effect of Oscar on Marriage”

  1. Seth, the similarity of “three ways” and “four types” is the only connection. I’ve always thought that the (alleged) Italian proverb is humorous, and so I remembered it when I read your post.

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