Under Age Marriage Research Paper

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Under Age Marriage: Should it be allowed?
Mariam Al Failkawei
ENGL 112-1
Gerald Naughton
April 2, 2016 Under age marriage
Do you think that teenagers should be allowed to marry? Marriage under the age of 18 has become less prevalent nowadays compared to older times however; it is still seen more commonly in some societies to this day. Marriage is by law and most cultures a holistic bond that is created between to people who have decided to share their lives together. With this bond comes a huge amount of responsibility for people involved. This level of responsibility could be rather overwhelming to the young under 18 individual. Moreover, many people who get married under the age of 18 have to give up large portions of their
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In fact, people under age can’t understand the relationships between two couples and the world to the extent required for a successful marriage. Also, taking a serious step in their own life such as getting married have disadvantage like having to leave high school early which they need to have job to provide for their family. In real life, many of couple under age think of divorce because they still have to live in their parents’ house who have to take care of them and figure they should finish high school and graduate from university first. Research shows that when a younger person is married, and has the child when they make the decision to divorce this leads to the child getting involved with a broken family. Often they are suffering from how they can get this relationship to work and may end up hating each other. Many of people against early marriage because they think that it’s the end of freedom. When younger people take the serious step to change their life from a smaller girl to become wives and mothers before they are…show more content…
It is mainly the family’s decision to take the girls out of school. As, their lives become surrounded just by looking after children. Some of the families, even here in Kuwait, traditionally take the girls at the age of 13 and marry them to an older man to take care of her. When she is fully grown he considers her as a wife. As noted by Tjøtta (2008), if they marry earlier they will no chance to finish education or no will they have the foundations of marriage (p422). When they do not finish their education they lose the opportunity to have a bright future. However, the education for girls is not just a basic right, but it’s the power for girls to standup for themselves and to face anyone who wants to deprive them of their rights in education. Young girls should not be allowed of the underage marriage because it stops them from attending school which leads to low performance, knowledge and make free decisions including to whether want get married or not. One evidence shows that girls don’t get a chance to continue their education they don’t have any chance to get jobs they can’t even afford material health care for her baby or for herself because she doesn’t have a job to get income to provide the requirements for her living. After a period of time when a girl has a child and wants a source of income to provide supplies for her child, she would need to look for a job. Unfortunately, some jobs may not

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