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Builders work on the construction site of the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Builders work on the construction site of the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Nicola Pamplona, Bruno Villas Boas and Lucas Vettorazzo

RIO DE JANEIRO — If the much-criticized but equally awaited Rio Summer Olympics have had one advantage, it's that they have shielded the Rio de Janeiro construction industry from the massive layoffs seen elsewhere in Brazil.

But as the August launch of the Games approches, so does the fear that some 35,000 workers are going to swiftly lose their jobs.

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The Ideal Age To Marry? Reflections Of A 20-Something Indian Woman

India is raising the minimum age for women to marry. What does that mean on the individual level (with your parents whispering in your ear)?

A couple holding hands after marriage

Priyamvada Rana

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NEW DELHI — A few days ago, I got a call from my parents, who wanted to talk about the "ideal age to marry." This came after news about India raising the minimum age for women to marry to 21, to match the age for men. It's a laudable move, sure, but I even wonder if 21-year-olds will be able to fathom the expectations, responsibilities and limitations that come with such a socially-constrained institution.

I am not ready at 26, and won’t be even at 30.

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