More women are going into higher education than ever before and that rise is set to continue. This is a success story for India, yet our research, published in the journal, <em>Demography</em>, highlights that the custom of men marrying women who are less educated than they are remains widespread. Population projections by age and educational attainment suggest that by 2050 a high proportion of Indian women will be as educated, if not more so, than men. So isn't it time that men (and their families) started to celebrate this fact, viewing a good education as yet another attribute in a bride?
PhD student at University of Oxford
Ridhi Kashyap is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology and Nuffield College, University of Oxford. She researches demographic change in comparative perspective, and is particularly interested in changing population structures in Asia.
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