Late Marriage among Working Females: Crossroads between Islamic Thought & Contemporary Socio-economic Theoretical Frameworks.

  • Ms Humaira University of Management and Technology
  • Mr Inam University of Management and Technology
Keywords: cost benefit, game theory, demand supply, materialistic, feminist, sustainable society

Abstract

 According to Islamic, social and microeconomic theories, marriage is the most important part of any society. It not only creates sense of belongingness but at the same time it helps out at the time of social and financial issues. In current era, marriage timings are changing in adults due to cost benefit, game theory and demand supply concepts. Male and female are both influenced by their surrounding environment which affects their marriage timing. Male were considered more conscious about the selection of female partner, but now females are also more conscious about the selection of their partner. Female do more cost benefit analysis and see their demands about spouse and the supply of that qualities holder in the market. But on the other hand gender base organizations, materialistic, biologist and sociologist criticized these concepts. According to them not only economic factors but other factors like feminism encourages late marriage because they demand women freedom and they try to make females realized that to make their career is the right of every woman. According to materialistic perspective, people are now more brand conscious and status conscious. They want more and more whether they need that thing or not. The Biologists believe that the human body is like a machine which needs care and time for relaxation. The criticism from sociologist was that to run a society in a proper or peaceful way, marriage institution is really very important for the sustainable society.

Author Biographies

Ms Humaira, University of Management and Technology

Visiting Faculty & Researcher, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

Mr Inam, University of Management and Technology

Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Sociology

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Management and Technology

Published
2022-06-29
How to Cite
Baber Sheikh, H., & Ul Haq, I. (2022). Late Marriage among Working Females: Crossroads between Islamic Thought & Contemporary Socio-economic Theoretical Frameworks. AL-QAWĀRĪR, 3(3), 1-11. Retrieved from https://journal.al-qawarir.com/index.php/alqawarir/article/view/182