Economic Aspects of Marriage. Bride Price : Bride price also known as bride wealth is an amount of money or property or wealth paid by the groom or his family to the parents of a woman upon the marriage of their daughter to the groom.
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Bride Price :
Bride price also known as bride wealth is an amount of money or property or wealth paid by the groom or his family to the parents of a woman upon the marriage of their daughter to the groom.
The tradition of giving bride price is still practiced in many Asian countries although the amount changing hands may range form a mere token amount to continue the traditional ritual to many thousands of US dollars in some Thai marriages.
A traditional presentation of the bride price at a Thai engagement ceremony
Dowry : paid in case of divorce) by the groom to the bride (as opposed to the bride's father). It is compulsory.
A dowry is the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage .In many societies it is a part of marriage contact.
Through this custom the bride has to give a large amount of money, furniture, ornaments and many things to the bridegroom. It is a very terrible situation for the society. Women & their family suffer a lot for this dowry system.
- Religion defines the spiritual world and gives the meaning to the divine.
Religion provides an explanation for events that seems difficulty to understand, such as what lies beyond the grave
The dominant religion always try to have control over the others .It helps to create social inequality.