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English stage actress Ellen Terry was married at age 16 to George Frederic Watts who was 46 years old, a marriage her parents thought would be advantageous; later she said she was uncomfortable being a child bride. A sense of social insecurity has been a cause of child marriages across the world.

Bride's families would seek out any available bachelors and marry them to their daughters, before events beyond their control moved the boy away.

Persecution and displacement of Roma and Jewish people in Europe, colonial campaigns to get slaves from various ethnic groups in West Africa across the Atlantic for plantations, Islamic campaigns to get Hindu slaves from India across Afghanistan's Hindu Kush as property and for work, were some of the historical events that increased the practice of child marriage before the 19th century.

In ancient and medieval societies it was common for girls to be betrothed at or even before puberty.

As Friedman claims, "arranging and contracting the marriage of a young girl were the undisputed prerogatives of her father in ancient Israel." Most girls were married before the age of 15, often at the start of their puberty.

Such fears and social pressures have been proposed as causes that lead to child marriages.

Extreme poverty may make daughters an economic burden on the family, which may be relieved by their early marriage, to the benefit of the family as well as the girl herself.

Child marriages of girls is a way out of desperate economic conditions, or simply a source of income to the parents.

Social upheavals such as wars, major military campaigns, forced religious conversion, taking natives as prisoners of war and converting them into slaves, arrest and forced migrations of people often made a suitable groom a rare commodity.

Child marriages were common throughout history for a variety of reasons including poverty, insecurity, as well as for political and financial reasons.

Today, child marriage is still fairly widespread, particularly in developing countries, such as parts of Africa, The incidence of child marriage has been falling in most parts of the world.

Providing a girl with a dowry at her marriage is an ancient practice which continues in some parts of the world.