CP–Polygamy leaves women worse off, court told

The same supply-and-demand forces that drive the economy ensure women are worse off in societies where polygamy is practised, a professor testified Tuesday at a landmark court case examining Canada’s ban on multiple marriages.

Shoshana Grossbard, an expert in the economics of marriage from San Diego State University, said allowing men to have multiple wives inevitably leads to a reduced supply of women, increasing demand.

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4 comments on “CP–Polygamy leaves women worse off, court told

  1. StayinAnglican says:

    A woman is not a herd animal. Polygamy is unnatural, unwholesome and unworkable.

    I pray for even more evidence that it harms women so that it may be brought to an end. This is a good start.

  2. Hursley says:

    With marriage being twisted and distorted into something it cannot be, guess what will be next? This is a useful article to be filed away for that certain eventuality.

  3. Larry Morse says:

    Alas, #2, you are surely correct. it is now only a matter of time.

  4. Katherine says:

    Polygamy is a curse which afflicts not only women but the entire structure of relationships between husbands and wives and between parents and children. This is readily seen in Islamic societies.