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Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet has passed a proposal raising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years — the same as men.
Why the age of marriage of women matters?
Why India should raise the legal age of marriage for women?
Why raising the legal age of marriage for women does not lead to women’s empowerment?
The same study saw no significant gains from raised age of marriage for women’s decision-making, for lowering the levels of violence they face or helping them find employment.
Need to address issues that drive empowerment
Paradoxical outcomes: The proportion of women not in paid work increases at higher ages of marriage
What needs to be done towards women empowerment?
Committee recommendations: The Jaya Jaitly committee itself has recommended the following to increase the legal age for women,
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