There are many reasons why children are not prepared to make this kind of decision. The part of the brain responsible for reasoning has not developed enough to make a decision about marriage. They also have not had the education that will be vital to future earnings. In most cases, they will live in poverty making their children more likely to do the same. These things will play a major role in the success of the marriage. The law makes parents responsible for children; they should not sign away that responsibility to enable these children to marry. Studies have shown some of the reasons marrying young increases the chance of divorce.
Women who are 18 have twice the risk of divorce of women 25 and older (Norton 6). One of the reasons, according to studies by the NIH's Institute of Mental Health and UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, is that children ...
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