Relationship between spousal education gaps and life satisfaction: Evidence from Canada

Ehsan Latif


This study uses Canadian data from the General Social Survey (Cycle 25:2011) to examine the impact of a spousal education gap on males’ and females’ life satisfaction. The study finds that a spousal education gap, whether positive or negative, does not have any significant impact on males’ and females’ life satisfaction.  To further investigate these issues, the study divided the sample into two groups based on age categories: those below age 55 and those at or above age 55. The spousal education gap has an insignificant impact on life satisfaction in both of these groups.

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