flashing ticker
To interact with this page you must login.      Signup
ask a person to answer this questionAsk to answer

Are there any studies or research on whether or not there is a correlation between income and relationship status?

Following from question If it is a myth that men are intimidated by successful and confident women, then why are so many successful, confident, and attractive women single?

Research a correlation between success and status would also be useful, I wrote income as generally that is one of the easiest objective measures of success that is generally recognised.
tynamite's avatar I have completed a BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care course, so I can effectively answer this question. I got 2 distinctions and a merit.

Yes. Married couples have more money than single people on average, according to various research, including government statistics.
report this post permalink
tynamite's avatar


Do you have any detailed figures on the breakdown. i.e. how many single women are there if their income is £20K, compared £20-30K, £30-40K and over £40K. Also how does it compare to the amount of men.

This is relevant to the other question. Is a woman more likely to be single if she is earning a lot of money or little money or is there no difference. Again how does it compare to men?

I was also wondering not just marital status but whether or not these people are in any kind of a relationship with another person.
report this post permalink
tynamite's avatar


How many single women have an income below £20K, and how does it compare to men?
I cannot find this information, but I can find that in households, men are typically richer than women. The differences in income by gender should be greater for single women.
proportion of households heads by age and sex 2006/08

If you combine that information that men are typically richer than women, and that married people are richer in all instances, there is your answer for what you're looking for. Women who are richer, are more likely to attract men. Men are not intimidated by successful and confident women, and you could argue that the men have snapped them up, that's why the women in the previous graph are so poor.

median disposable individual income by age band, gender and family type

Are women who are richer, more likely to be single?
proportion of individuals living in lone parent households with non-dependant children only, by age and sex


So this means I was right all along.
report this post permalink
What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

Compesh logo