From a parent's point of view, I guess, it might be good; as it would actually allow their married teenagers to experiment on sex without having to worry about consequences of pre-martial sex or children out of wedlock. However, there will be drawbacks to this arrangement:
Parents will have to continue to be responsible for their children and grand children for a longer time. So, parents must have sufficient funds to support their children and grandchildren. (I think most parents are already stretched in looking after their children to think of this additional responsibility).
From a teenager's point of view, again there will be pros and cons: Early marriage, especially arranged marriages can be horrors sometimes. Of course where previously in arranged marriages, some may claim, love happens after - once, Oriental arranged marriages were liken to a kettle of cold water being boiled and soon it will turn hot, whilst Western marriages were liken to hot water in kettle turning cold. In the olden days, where divorce are frowned upon and even disallowed, marriage to the wrong part could be hell and some marriages may never reach the level as it was originally intended for - hot and boil with passion and love.
Right now, I just wonder how many teenagers would even allow their parents to even consider arranging a marriage for them, without kicking up a ruckus or even suing parents for violation of their rights? Ok, this are just some of my thoughts, may not necessary reflect how others feel.
Zunjing de Centaur,
You are right; it is very comforting to parents to realize that their wild teenagers can just experience on sex without having any worries. In the Asian culture, I think parents will always been responsible for their children for a longer period of time than in the Western culture. It is not uncommon for different generations to live together as a big extended family.
Of course, some can claim that love happens after the arranged marriage, but I really donít think that is most likely. It can only happen if neither of them have not had someone else in mind. I guess in ancient society, people donít get outside the house very often, so the chances of meeting new people are pretty slim. In ancient time, where divorces were forbidden, wrong part on marriages will result in devastation, especially for the women since men can always take in mistresses.
Well, todayís society is extremely different from ancient times. So, I think that 95% of the teenagers today wonít even consider having a marriage arranged for them by their parents. Personally, I am very old-fashioned, so you cannot include me in the 95% of majority. Hence, I have asked my parents to arrange a marriage for me since I am turning 19 soon. I really donít want to get married, but I just wanted to see who would make a good son-in-law to them. My mother is a very open woman, so she declined the offer, and wanted me to make the decision on my own. Is it not weird?