This manuscript explores the relationship between industry of employment and marriage prevalence for both
men and women. An examination of PUMS data reveals that women employed in the service sector are significantly less
likely to be married than other women, and this relationship remains pronounced even when the effects of income, education
and other control variables are statistically controlled. For males, service sector employment is not strongly related to
marriage prevalence. By far the strongest predictor of marriage prevalence for males is personal income. This study provides
strong support for previous research which has determined that improved economic conditions increase marriage
prevalence for males, while improved economic conditions decrease marriage prevalence for females.