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Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018, 6(6), 228-236
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-6-6-4
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Societal Future Sustainability and Early Marriages in Rural Peshawar of Pakistan

Muhammad Israr1, , Suleman Muquader1, Humayun Khan2, Nafees Ahmad3, Munwar Jan2, Urooba Pervaiz4 and M. Amir1

1Department of Rural Development, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar-Pakistan

2Department of Economics, Women University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

3Department of Economics, University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

4Depertment of Agricultural extension education and Communication, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar-Pakistan

Pub. Date: December 09, 2018

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Muhammad Israr, Suleman Muquader, Humayun Khan, Nafees Ahmad, Munwar Jan, Urooba Pervaiz and M. Amir. Societal Future Sustainability and Early Marriages in Rural Peshawar of Pakistan. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018; 6(6):228-236. doi: 10.12691/jfe-6-6-4


Underage marriage is an issue tormenting the society for a considerable length of time and still exist in many part of the developing world and thus creating a great challenge to the future societal sustainability. The research study was conducted on the causes and consequences of early marriages having objective of study the socio cultural and economic cause of early marriages. Early marriages are cultural issues in Peshawar areas. People marry in a very young age due to different socio economic and cultural reasons. It’s a very problematic issue in Peshawar areas. These have great impact on youth of Peshawar. Marriage is the universal basic need of every human being, but at the age of maturity. People believe that the best way to satisfaction and happiness is to get married. Boys and Girls in Pathan family have no opportunity to make their own choice in the selection of their mate. Nowadays little importance is given to boy’s choice in mate selection but it is not asked from a girl, whether she like the boy, with whom they want to marry her. Among Pathan the parents start mate selection for their own, even after his birth, when they choose a girl of choice, they go to her house, and meet with the girl’s father, asking her hand for his son, as the parents of the girl have accepted the proposal of a candidate for their daughter. The respective bridegroom wants his grandfather house with his father.

underage marriages cultural issues of marriages societal dynamics of early marriages

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