The Work that Girls Do

girls, marriage

Economics in action

Let us start by considering boys first. A boy of eighteen years old (or younger) may encounter the following options: (a) get out of school/college and take up the work that is available to him; (b) continue education in the expectation of a better job in the future. (This expectation may become a reality depending on his ability to do well in studies and the availability of better jobs).

There are some additional choices for a girl, and these can create certain complications in her life. In addition to these two options, she can opt to become a mother and motherhood can change her work/education options. (A boy can become a father at 18 but that need not change his job options). The way motherhood affects a girl, depends on social conditions. It depends on private arrangements, and social/governmental support to take care of kids. I have seen girls in…

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