Problem

Social pressure for marriage

Other Names:
Marriage refugees
Incidence:
In modern Japan men, ideally, should marry in their late 20s. Many single men are not considered appropriate for promotion or overseas work, since unattached males are regarded as less stable and reliable. To be called a marriage refugees one of the more subtle social ways in Japan of encouraging marriage, similar to the anglo-term "old maid" applied to women.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET