Dating customs in uruguay

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This proportion continued to rise steadily, reaching over 45 percent in Montevideo by 1985.

In 1975 one-fifth of all households were headed by women.

Although abortion was illegal, there was no legal distinction between children born in and out of wedlock.

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Uruguayan children, and especially girls, had a relatively high degree of freedom compared with their counterparts in many other Latin American countries. It was expected that women would have careers, and by 1970 almost half the total school population was female.

Nuclear families made up 61.2 percent of all households, while there were almost as many single-person households (14.6 percent) as traditional extended families (17.6 percent).

The average number of persons in each household was 3.4.

The divorce rate had grown steadily from 1 per 10,000 population in 1915 to 14 per 1,000 in 1985.

In 1927 the compulsory civil marriage ceremony was amended so that the bride no longer promised obedience, but both man and woman vowed to treat each other with respect.

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