|Chinese bride courtesy of Wiki Commons|
In the Western world, both practices have largely been abandoned except in the case of a uniquely American system of dowry practiced by the wealthy (See my post (click here) ). However, in some countries bride price or dowry are still is use today. Some countries practice both. Bride price is common in rural China, many other Asian countries, parts of Africa and some Pacific Island societies. Dowries are common for marriages in India and Pakistan.
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