Dating traditional mongols


Urban families were larger than rural families, perhaps because rural people tended to marry and to set up new households at younger ages.The average size of rural families also may have reflected the high rates of migration to the cities.



If cooperative officials granted custody of collectively owned animals and permission to hold privately owned stock on a family basis, which was how private plots were allotted in Soviet collective farms in the 1980s, then it would be to the advantage of newly married sons to declare themselves new families.

For a modest fee, the couple received their choice of traditional or modern wedding costumes, the services of a photographer, the use of a reception hall, a civil ceremony and wedding certificate, and a limousine to carry them to their new home.