Child Marriages

Child Marriages

Child Marriages

Child Marriages

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FACTS are stubborn things. When the atmosphere of a subject becomes charged with a mixture of personal prejudice and generous emotion, the facts that relate to it still keep their shape, refusing to adapt themselves to facile generalization. It happens that marriage is one of those subjects concerning which nearly everyone has views while few have facts. Often the alleged facts produced in popular discussions about marriage prove to be little more than statistics and sensational details about divorce. In spite of the close relation between divorce and marriage, many aspects of the latter have no relation whatever to the former. It would seem necessary, therefore, in any attempt to get the facts of marriage in their true perspective, to effect a temporary separation between these two topics. There are reasons for this separation which will appeal to the research student only, but a practical reason that should make a much wider appeal is the fact that there are elements in our . . .

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