How IT has changed the marrriage market

Janaki Murali in Deccan Herald:

“When did parents decide to include engineering and computer science in their aspirations for their girls as well as boys? Did they suddenly decide to bring gender parity into their homes? Or are grooms now demanding that their brides be computer literate?

“I have a sneaking feeling that it’s the marriage market that is dictating these decisions. Many girls are being turned down by prospective grooms if they do not have jobs in the IT sector. The grooms prefer their brides to be well qualified and to be working in the IT sector.

“The IT sector in fact has become what the public sector banks were to the marriage market some three decades ago. IT sector jobs are safe and secure (so far), with dependable incomes.”

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