Iran “Marriage Crisis,” India and China Need Women
Iranian ministers are worried that there’s a “marriage crisis” in the country. The average marrying age has climbed since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The government is discussing taking a huge leap and legalizing matchmaking websites to nudge singles to get married at an earlier age. The reason for the panic? Officials are afraid delayed marriage will lead to a loosening of social mores. The average age at which Iranian men marry has risen from 20 to 28 in the past three decades. Iranian women typically now marry between 24 and 30, five years later than a decade ago (also almost spinsterhood in this society) (Chicagotribune.com). China and India head the list of Asian countries where the ration of males to females has remained stubbornly and artificially high. The birth sex rate in China is now an “alarming” 1.13. Unfortunately, sonograms are being used in Asia to identify female fetuses, which are then aborted in large numbers (discovermagazine.com). U.S. Factoid: A 2010 U.S. study by research firm Chadwick Martin Baily claims 17% of those married in the past three years met online; other studies go as low as nine percent (washingtonpost.com).
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