Egypt marriage costs spark crisis

Soaring costs prevent many young people from getting married, prompting a national debate over the issue.

     

    Many Egyptian adults have been prevented from tying the knot by soaring marriage costs.

    The problem has sparked a crisis and widespread debate in a society that gives marriage a top priority.  

    Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Cairo, where Egyptians have frowned upon for not fulfilling the cultural duty.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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