Read the following passage carefully and answer the question belowMarriage as an...
Read the following passage carefully and answer the question below
Marriage as an institution is facing its greatest threat ever, in the twentieth century. Never since the first man and woman were joined together, has the institution been beset by as many problems as it is now. And this trend, which started in the western world, has spread and is spreading to all parts of the globe.
The most disturbing problem is the high rate of divorce. It is no longer a social stigma for women to fill in forms, indicating that they are divorced; meg too, proclaim their liberty from the shackles of matrimony somehow with pride. Little wonder these days that young couples resort to separation and eventually divorce, at the slightest disagreement.
The factor hastening the death of the marriage institution is the progressively rising cost of living. It is essential for both partners to be gainfully employed, to be sure of a reasonably decent level of existence. The marriage ceremony itself costs so much that the young men save towards it for years. Little wonder then, that many young men nowadays, simply remain single.
What does the author mean by referring to marriage as an Institution? It means that marriage is a
The correct answer is C.
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