Will You Marry Me I Won’t Ask For Dowry (Video)

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One-sixth of the global female population live in India –the world’s largest democracy and second most populated country after China. Its Dowry Prohibition Act amendments were somewhat successful at reducing dowries, but it decreased women’s decision-making power in their marital families, and increased domestic violence. This is the downside of dowry crackdown in India, says a report. Upside: The reforms increased parental investment in the human capital of future brides.

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