The share of widowed, divorced and separated women as a proportion of the female population is higher than the comparable ratio for men
The fact that Indian women have very little say when it comes to taking decisions about marriage is well-known. Whether it is the lack of consent or familiarity with their prospective partners (as a Plain Facts piece published on Thursday showed) or dowry and domestic violence-related harassment, women in India face a multitude of problems in their marital lives. An analysis of census data suggests that women also have lower chances of remarrying than men.
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