23 Aug '11, 10am

Asians marrying later in life or not at all

Asians marrying later in life or not at all

Asians are marrying later in life, according to a report in The Economist magazine. What's more, some of them are not marrying at all. According to the report titled 'Asia's lonely hearts', the average age of marriage in the richest part of Asia, namely Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong, have risen to 29-30 for women and 31-33 for men. RELATED STORIES Less marriages, couples marrying later: Study More getting married later or not at all Marriage rates in decline, lovers tie knot later In Singapore, 27 per cent of university graduates aged between 40 and 44 are not married, the report said. More than 20 per cent of Taiwanese women in their late 30s are still single, likewise one-third of Japanese women. The trend is even more pronounced in cities like Tokyo, with 35 per cent of women in their early 30s still unmarried. This is due to working women forsaking marriage ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1St...

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