Charles Murry’s “Coming Apart”
So it’s not just that college graduates are likely to marry college graduates, but that graduates from elite colleges are likely to marry other graduates from elite colleges.
Back in the days when Harvard men and Wellesley women were more likely to be rich than to be especially smart, this meant that money was more likely to marry money.
In an era when they are both almost certainly in the top centiles of IQ distribution, it means that very smart are likely to marry very smart.
It has been cynical to note that rich marry rich.
I wonder if it will become cynical to note that smart marry smart; that will require an adjusted cynical perspective.