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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.

Child Marriages—Effect:

Child Marriages—Effect:

In the institution of child-marriages, the girl is introduced into her husband's family immediately; She is almost his sister; and the exclusive family-life is preserved.

Instead of children being pushed out and trained to fend for themselves, they are provided for and protected within a rigid, traditional family pattern.