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India: From strictly arranged to semi-arranged marriage
Disha Roy Choudhury - The Indian Express, 1 August 2020. [01-08-2020]
A vast number of people in urban India are now being allowed to exercise their right of refusal until they find the right match to the point where parents are fine with their children taking the initiative to make their life choices.
Singapur: Marriage continues to decline
Theresa Tan - The Straight Times, 29 July 2020. [01-08-2020]
Significantly fewer couples tied the knot last year, while the number of those ending their marriage was the highest in at least 20 years.
Marriage statistics in Japan: Average age of couples continues to rise
Nippon, 7 July 2020. [13-07-2020]
The number of marriages in Japan rose for the first time in seven years in 2019, as many couples saw the start of the Reiwa era as a lucky time to get hitched.
Happy marriages encourage creativity, innovation at work
Ann Schmidt - FOX Business, 28 May 2020. [31-05-2020]
People who are already highly creative are less affected by their personal relationships.
The soulmate myth makes marriage less stable and less happy
W. Bradford Wilcox - IFS, 20 May 2020. [22-05-2020]
There is no evidence that ordinary marriages in the US were made more fulfilling by the growing fragility of our unions in the 1970s, or that husbands and wives who take her contingent view of married life are happier today.
Marriage rates are at an all-time low at the US
Maura Hohman - Today, 29 April 2020. [04-05-2020]
The 2018 marriage rate is even lower than it was during the heart of the Great Depression.
Middle class marriage is declining, and likely deepening inequality
Richard V. Reeves and Christopher Pulliam - Brookings, 11 March 11 2020. [16-03-2020]
Over the last few decades, family formation patterns have altered significantly in the U.S., with long-run rises in non-marital births, cohabitation, and single parenthood – although in recent years many of these trends have leveled out.
The biggest cause of the marriage crisis
Suzanne Venker - Washington Examiner, 10 March 2020. [16-03-2020]
The elite manage to ignore their own propaganda about men, women, and marriage, all the while ruining relationships and families for America’s middle class.
Which EU countries have the highest marriage rates?
Eurostat, 14 February 2020. [17-02-2020]
Countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population are Cyprus, Romania, Lithuania and Latvia. The lowest are Luxembourg, Italy and Portugal.
10 More than half of Americans say marriage is not essential
Amanda Barroso - Pew Research Center, 14 February 2020. [17-02-2020]
Fewer than one-in-five U.S. adults say being married is essential for a man or a woman to live a fulfilling life.
11 Dowry - A contract for marriage
Asma Mushtaq - The Nation, 12 January 2010. [12-01-2020]
One of the most heart wrenching concerns that needs to be addressed properly is the traditionally accustomed rituals of providing dowry to the groom’s family.
12 The surprisingly good news about American family life
W. Bradford Wilcox and Alysse ElHage - USA Today, 30 December 2019. [02-01-2020]
The story of the death of marriage has been greatly exaggerated. If we look at three key trends over the last decade in the United States, there are bright spots on the family horizon.
13 South Korea’s #NoMarriage women
The Star, 6 December 2019. [08-12-2019]
A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex.
14 Indonesians will soon need to pass a pre-marriage class
Ikhwan Hastanto (translated by Jade Poa) - VICE, 19 November 2019. [19-11-2019]
The free program will include classes on reproductive health, disease prevention, and childcare tips. The policy will come into effect in 2020.
15 Study shows marriage is declining in Morocco
Safaa Kasraoui - Morocco World News, 5 November 2019. [07-11-2019]
A study suggested last year that Moroccan women tend to marry in their late twenties or early thirties.
16 Student loans can be the homewrecker in a marriage
Steven Chung - Above the Law, 23 October 2019. [24-10-2019]
Student loans have been blamed for people delaying marriages and starting families. It also complicates financial and tax planning for couples.
17 Marriage leads to a longer life
Alexandre Tanzi - Bloomberg, 10 October 2019. [12-10-2019]
Compared with those who are single, divorced, or widowed, married persons in the US have much lower mortality rates.
18 Indonesia has banned marriage for young girls
The Economist, 26 October 2017. [28-09-2019]
One of five girls marries before reaching adulthood. One in twenty is wed before her fifteenth birthday.
19 South Africa: New marriage law
Linda Ensor - Business Daily, 30 August 2019. [05-09-2019]
The major overhaul will address issues of under-age and fraudulent marriages, as well as marriages of convenience.
20 China’s lowest marriage rate adds obstacle to boost consumer spending
Frank Tang - South China Morning Post, 24 August 2019. [29-08-2019]
The number of marriages fell 4.6 per cent in 2018, with the trend continuing at the start of 2019, with a 7.7 per cent drop in the first six months of the year.
21 The secret to a long and happy marriage
Peggy Drexler - CNN, 16 August 2019. [19-08-2019]
After 71 years of marriage, this couple died on the same day. Their previous declarations have become viral news.
22 Why China’s millennials are saying no to marriage
Alice Yan - South China Morning Post, 10 August 2019. [11-08-2019]
The hashtag “people born after 1990 do not want to marry” seen on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform, attracted thousands of comments over the summer.
23 Singapore: Marriage and divorce rates down in 2018
CNA, 30 July 2019. [02-08-2019]
Singstat added that the median age of first-time grooms and brides rose from 29.8 years to 30.2 years and from 27.3 years to 28.5 years respectively between 2008 and 2018.
24 UK: Parenting doesn’t end when relationships do
James Munby - The Times, 8 July 2019. [08-07-2019]
The plans for no-fault divorces should be seen as a welcome step forward in reducing the impact on children of the parental blame game that is all too common in a divorce.
25 What couples get wrong about marriage
The Good Men Project, 29 June 2019. [02-07-2019]
Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings.

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