Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Why Does Child Marriage Happen?

Child marriage is not something primarily linked to a specific religion. It's linked to economic pressures.

In reality, those working internationally to combat child marriage have concluded that its roots are primarily economic and unrelated to any specific religion. Most common in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, regardless of religion, child marriage generally hinges on one of two opposing economic pressures: the premium on high birth rates in agricultural communities, or a desire to marry off daughters as soon as possible to minimize the number of mouths to feed in a household.
'Misquoting Muhammad', Jonathan A.C Brown, Kindle p141

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