How the Decline of Arranged Marriages Helps the Fight Against Poverty
Among the most wonderful advances in global development over the past few decades is the growing acceptance of a basic human right: the idea that marriage is a covenant made between consenting adults in love, rather than coerced children in fear. Around the world, the age of marriage is getting older, which means the number of child brides is dropping. This is fostering the happiness of married couples. It also suggests that millions of children can look forward to better futures.
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