Burdensome cost of religious ceremonies
Other Names: Imbalanced celebrational expenditures
Nature: Festivals, holidays, weddings, funerals involve a high cost to poor families or communities, they also cause a reduction in working days and loss of productivity.
Incidence: The disparity between the cost of religious ceremonies and the standard of living of those who pay is most marked in developing countries, such as India. The problem also exists among the working classes and poor of industrialized countries. Religious influence of this kind causes conflict with development programmes.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET