Why Males Kuwaiti Youth are not getting married at Early Age?

Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Year: 2019

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/2nd.icarsh.2019.12.848

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Why Males Kuwaiti Youth are not getting married at Early Age?

Ahmad Alharbi



Is marriage important in modern societies nowadays? is a family a crucial foundation to maintain the individuals to achieve the primary needs? Marriage is a process of two people making a relationship official and public. Individuals marry for different reasons, including social, emotional, financial, and religious purposes. Marriage is the only means for the formation of the family. It leads to stability of life, and even in religion, it is one of the most significant aspects Islam advises the youth to do. For example, in Kuwait, young people do not get married at an early age. This paper attempts to find out why Kuwaiti do not get married at an early age. Previous studies revealed that marriage in Kuwait requires an excessive amount of money. Another reason is the continuing education of the youth which takes longer time and also the difficulty of finding work opportunities. In order to understand the factors that cause youth delay of getting married in Kuwait, we conduct a survey of 50 young persons aged 28 and above. When analyzing the data, it was found that there are no statistically significant differences between the following variables: age, academic qualification, place of obtaining the certificate and profession, and the effect of the media on the delay of Kuwaiti youth in marriage.

Keywords: Social behavior, Social construction, Social variables, and Dowry.