• There is no scientific reason behind the age of marriage being 18. Much of it has to do with the age of consent which varies from country to country and in the USA state by state. At one time the age of consent was 7 years old in Delaware, it has since been changed to 16. Age of consent laws and age of marriage laws were brought about by the age of work laws (child labor laws) in the USA. So rather than being scientific it was done by a bunch of do-gooders who thought children were being exploited by sweat factories in the late 1800s through early 1900s.

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