People who have a college degree may have a slight advantage over those who don’t in terms of career and job placement, but this education level can also affect the potential for these individuals to get divorced.

Investigators from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University discovered evidence that a college degree may have a slight protective effect against divorce, according to Psych Central.

Though there were slightly less college-educated individuals who got divorced, the statistics were not definitive in determining that a diploma acted as any type of preventative measure.

“Contrary to the notion that women with a college degree face the lowest chances of divorce, those without a high school degree actually have similar low odds of divorce,” Susan Brown, co-director for NCFMR, told Pysch Today. “The relationship between education and divorce is not straightforward.”

This lack of solid evidence showed that divorce is something that can happen to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, education level or social standing.

The NCFMR is dedicated to identifying marriage trends through research projects and studies on family structure, according to the organization’s website.

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