Dating, Family and Children Argentina

Dating and Marriage

Group dating between young men and young women oftens begins at age fifteen. The fifteenth birthday is the girls most important birthday as it marks the end of their childhood. Young couples' favorite activity is dancing. Going to movies or eating at cafes are also popular dating activities.

Family and Children

The responsibility of raising children lies with the mother. Women working outside the home comprise less than thirty percent of the Argentine work force. Men are often occupied with work, even in the evening. Families are smaller than other countries, with on average just two children. A good education is important to Argentines and families sacrifice to make it possible for their children. Divorce used to be illegal in Argentina Now the family structure is changing and leading to more single-parent households.


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