Our Lunchtime Trivia Question of the day was about marriage and one big difference in what married women do and married men do.
Question: This Study found that close to 9 out of 10 married women do this compared to only 3 out of 10 married men. What is it?
The answer is usually a one-time thing.
Answer: Take the other’s last name.
According to the study: “PSU sociology professor Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer analyzed data collected from a nationally representative survey that asked men if they did anything to their surnames in their most recent marriage.
Of the 877 men, only 27, or 3 percent, changed their name. Of those, 25 dropped their last name to take their wife’s and two hyphenated their last name. Among the 97 percent who kept their name, 87 percent said their wife took their last name.”