Child Marriage

Child Marriage

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Child marriage and child betrothal customs occur in various times and places, whereby children are given in matrimony - before marriageable age as defined by the commentator and often before puberty. Today such customs are fairly widespread in parts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America: in former times it occurred also in Europe. It is frequently associated with arranged marriage. In some cases only one marriage-partner is a child, usually the female, due to importance placed upon female virginity, the inability of women to work for money and to women's shorter reproductive life period relative to men's. An increase in the advocacy of human rights, whether as women's rights or as children's rights, has caused traditions of child marriage to decrease in many areas.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Serv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136023083
  • 9786136023083