The earning power of young single women has surpassed that of their male peers in metropolitan areas around the U.S., a shift that is being driven by the growing ranks of women who attend college and move on to high-earning jobs. In 2008, single, childless women between ages 22 and 30 were earning more than their male counterparts in most U.S. cities, with incomes that were 8% greater on average, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data Between 2006 and 2008, 32.7% of women between 25 and 34 had a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 25.8% of men, according to the Census. Young, Single Women Earn More Than Male Peers - WSJ.com Study: Young, Single, Childless Women Earn More Than Men - TIME This is what happens when you delegitimize education. I suspect women are less likely to be swayed by peer pressure against higher education. In terms of politics, you it will probably be more likely that these women will become liberal and democrat while these men will stick with conservative and the Republican party. Statistics have shown that people with education tend to lean liberal and Democrat. The ramifications are that fewer women will marry before having children. Fewer children. More dissatisfied young men. More divorce. The final outcome is that more right wing men will eventually see that education is a "good thing". This will deplete the Republican Party, making them even more desperate and marginalized or will bring much needed intellectualism to a political party that has passed from center right into far right extremism.