Types of Marriage

Phoebe Fletcher
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Types of Marriage
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Monogamy Two individuals Found in Europe, the USA and most Christian cultrures
Serial Monogamy A series of monogamous marriages Found in Europe, the USA. Here there are high rates of divorce/marriage
Arranged Marriage Marriages arranged by parents to match their children with partners of a similar background/status Found in the Indian sub-continent and Muslim, Sikh and Hindu minority ethnic groups
Civil Partnership Give legal recognition to the relationships of same-sex couples, giving civil partners equal treatment to married couple. In 2014 this was changed to legally allow same-sex couples to marry on the same babies as different sex couples
Polygamy Marriage to more than one partner at the same time Includes Polygyny and Polyandry
Polygyny One husband with two or more wives Found in Islamic countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Polyandry One wife with two or more husbands Found in Tibet, among the Todas of southern India, and among the Marquesan Islanders
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