Shortage of marriageable men

Other Names:
Dearth of eligible males

In many industrialized countries people are marrying later in life. Because men usually prefer to marry a younger women rather than someone their own age, the women who choose to marry later encounter a shortage of eligible men their own age. Some also point to the growing acceptability of homosexuality for the shortage of potential husbands.

Related Problems:
Shortage of marriageable women
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST