It is sometimes said that people should be encourage to get married before they are 30, as this is best both for the individual and society. Do you agree or disagree?
Getting married or not or at what age is an individual choice in many societies today. People seem to be getting married later on in life nowadays because they first want to finish their studies, travel and establish their career before settling down.
Those who get married early are able to enjoy their partner and family while they are still young and have energy to bring up their children. By the time their children are adults they are still young enough to enjoy their life. Society benefits as well in terms of having a young workforce and a productive economy. This can be seen in countries such as Turkey.
On the other hand, in many European countries people decide to tie the knot in their forties. This is a big change for individuals who are used to being independent and living on their own. It is also difficult for women to have a baby later on in life and children grow up with ageing parents. The main benefit of this choice is that individuals are mature, settled and financially secure after 30. Similarly, older parents are better able to provide for their children and this improves a child’s standard of living.
Although I do not think there is an ideal age to get married as this is a personal preference, I believe it is better to encourage individuals to get married earlier on in life, particularly if their aim is to have a family. Many societies promote getting married before 30 as parents of the married couple are in a better position to help raise their grandchildern.
Question taken from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training p.299