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97 Percent of 224 Million Indians who Migrated after Marriage are Women, says New Census Data

Four of every 10 Indians (453 million) are migrants, according to the Census data

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December 15, 2016: “It is not a common practice or desirable culture for a Hindu son in India to get separated from his parents on getting married at the instance of the wife, especially when the son is the only earning member in the family,” the Supreme Court (SC) noted in a October 2016 judgement, while granting a divorce to a couple from Karnataka.

“In India, generally people do not subscribe to the western thought, where, upon getting married or attaining majority, the son gets separated from the family. In normal circumstances, a wife is expected to be with the family after the marriage. Normally, without any justifiable strong reason, she would never insist that her husband should get separated from the family and live only with her.”

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That observation is echoed in new Census data, which reveals that 97 per cent of 224 million Indians who migrated after marriage are women.

Four of every 10 Indians (453 million) are migrants, according to the Census data. That is more than the combined population of the US, Germany and Canada.

Marriage is the most common purpose of migration with 49 per cent of them (224 million) migrating for marriage, followed by moving with households (15 per cent) and work/employment (10 per cent).

Women migrate more for education but less for employment

Of 46.4 million Indians who migrated for work/employment, 7.4 million (16 per cent) were female. No more than 27 per cent of Indian women are in the labour force, the second-lowest rate of female labour-force participation in South Asia after Pakistan, IndiaSpend reported in April 2016.

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The labour force, however, doesn’t include women who do “unpaid care work”, which refers to all unpaid services within a household, including care of people, housework and voluntary community work.

It appears that more females migrate for business than for employment. Of 4.3 million Indians migrating for business, 1.1 million (26 per cent) were female; 14 per cent of business establishments in India are run by female entrepreneurs, IndiaSpend reported in May 2016.

Females account for 40 per cent of Indians who migrate for education, reflecting a nationwide male dominance: As many as 1,403 females have never attended any educational institution for every 1,000 males who have not, IndiaSpend reported in November 2015.

78 per cent of rural female migrants move for marriage

As many as 228 million females from rural areas are migrants, of which 179 million (78 per cent) migrated for marriage; the figure was 46 per cent for females from urban areas.

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Women from urban areas, on average, marry more than two years later than their rural counterparts, IndiaSpend reported in May 2015.

The median age at marriage among urban women was 18.8 years, according to the National Family Health Survey 2005-06, compared with 16.4 years among rural women. A quarter of all women aged 15 to 49 in urban areas have never been married, compared with 17 per cent of rural women. (IANS)

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Tips for Setting Up a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong

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Pre-nuptial agreements can often cause arguments and so you need to make sure that you communicate effectively. Pixabay

Are you planning on getting married in the near future? There are many things that you need to think about from the location of the wedding to the guest list – but have you thought about a pre-nuptial agreement?

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong, but they are actually much more common than you might think. Here, we are going to give you some top tips to help you set up your pre-nuptial agreement. Keep reading to find out more.

Find the Right Solicitor

Before you even get started on your pre-nuptial agreement, it is important that you have a solicitor that you can rely on. There are certain solicitors that you can find that specialise in this kind of matter, for example, some of the solicitors in Garforth. Your solicitor should be experienced, and they should be putting your needs first. Once you have the right solicitor you can move onto the next step.

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Consider your own financial position and your partners.

Communicate Effectively

Have you spent a lot of time discussing the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement with your partner? This is the person that you are planning on spending the rest of your life with and if you can’t agree on this now then it might cause more problems further down the line. Pre-nuptial agreements can often cause arguments and so you need to make sure that you communicate effectively.

Be Fair

If you want your agreement to be upheld further down the line, then you need to make sure that you are fair right now. An unfair agreement could cause problems for you and so you will want to make sure that you are not agreeing to something which isn’t entirely fair. Consider your own financial position and your partners. This should then help you to get your pre-nuptial agreement on track.

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Do It In Advance

A rushed pre-nuptial agreement is often one that comes with a lot of pressure and this can mean that people agree to things that they wouldn’t have under different circumstances. This is why we suggest that you try to set your pre-nuptial agreement up well in advance of your wedding in order to give both sides the chance to have a read over the terms carefully and make the right decision for themselves. Don’t let the pressure of the upcoming nuptials get to you, this is a life-changing decision and you need to make sure that you are making the right one.

Final Thoughts

A pre-nuptial agreement can be a great way of making sure that you are covered should things go wrong but you need to make sure that you don’t let it affect your marriage in a negative way. This is why we suggest that you follow the advice that we have given you in this article if you want to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If you haven’t already considered a pre-nuptial agreement, then now might be the right time.