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WTF Chart Of The Day: America's Youngest Child Brides & Grooms
11-18-2017, 12:24 AM,
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WTF Chart Of The Day: America's Youngest Child Brides & Grooms
WTF Chart Of The Day: America's Youngest Child Brides & Grooms

<p><strong>Between 2000 and 2015, at least 207,468 minors were married in the United States. </strong></p>
<p><a href="https://www.statista.com/chart/11848/americas-youngest-child-brides-grooms/"><em>As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, </em></a>despite an overall fall in child&nbsp;<a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/797/weddings-and-marriage/" target="_blank">marriage&nbsp;</a>since 2000 (25,583 to 9,247), there are still a <strong>shocking number of young children legally married in the country</strong>. Only 14 percent married other minors, meaning <strong>86 percent wedded an adult.</strong></p>
<p>As the infographic below shows,<strong><em> the youngest to marry since 2000 were three ten year olds</em></strong>.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.statista.com/chart/11848/americas-youngest-child-brides-grooms/" title="Infographic: America's Youngest Child Brides &amp; Grooms | Statista"><img alt="Infographic: America's Youngest Child Brides &amp; Grooms | Statista" src="https://infographic.statista.com/normal/chartoftheday_11848_america_s_youngest_child_brides_and_grooms_n.jpg" style="height: 428px; width: 601px;" /></a></p>
<p><em>You will find more statistics at <a href="https://www.statista.com/">Statista</a></em></p>
<p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.frontline.org/child-marriage-by-the-numbers/#home" target="_blank">Frontline</a>, <strong>the three girls married men aged 24, 25 and 31 in Tennessee in 2001</strong>.</p>
<p>While certain conditions have to be met before a minor can marry, and consent from a parent or judge is usually required, <strong>every state in the U.S. allows children to marry to some extent</strong>.</p>
<p>In Oregon and Nebraska, for example, the lower limit is set at 17.</p>
<p><strong>In 26 states, there is no minimum age for marriage.</strong></p>


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