Arranged marriage

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Arranged marriage implies that the consent of each party is conditional on outside influences, usually parental. In arranging marriages, parents usually take the status and financial position of the other family into account in order to make it a 'suitable match'. Arranged marriages also include the selling of women and girls of poor families into marriage.


Arranged marriages occur most frequently in Asia and Africa, although they may occur in more subtle form in developed countries.

Society Marriage
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST