In many nations, marrying off a young daughter means one less mouth to feed and no fear of illegitimate children, a dishonor to the family. Census data from 2000 show that 4.5% of 15- to 19-year-olds were married, up from 3.4% in 1990.
But these youthful brides often suffer physical and psychological damage, according to a UNICEF report. S., teenage marriages declined significantly after the mid-20th century, but experienced resurgence in the 1990s, according to the U. While that was an increase of almost 50%, it was still far below the 9.5% recorded in 1950.
Teen marriage is the union of two adolescents, ranging in age from 13 to 19, who are joined in marriage.
Many factors contribute to teen marriage such as love, teen pregnancy, religion, security, wealth, family, peer pressure, arranged marriage, economic and/or political reasons, social advancement, and cultural reasons.
As the advent of internet exposes more and more teenagers to issues of love and sex, more and more of them are getting into relationships and dating at a young age.