"Facts about Those Beautiful Greek women" Greece Local Custom Tip by Balam

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Officially there is equality between the sexes, but still women are paid less.

About 40 % of the Greek women are engaged in active employment.

Theoretically Greek women are liable for military service, but only volunteers are taking part in the service, and the women seem to be satisfied with this situation.

When divorcing, all belongings are equally split between man and woman.
Today a Greek woman may keep her maiden name when marrying.

Today Greek women only give birth to half as many children, as they did before World War 2.

The birth-rate is the second lowest in Europe. Italy has the lowest birth-rate.

Since 1982 it has been legal to have a civil marriage. But still 95 % are married religiously in the church.

Arranged marriages are forbidden by law. Paying dowry is illegal too. But still you can see examples of both!

The average age for Greek women is 80 years. Men can stand the women for 75 years only!

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  • Written Jun 24, 2008
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