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Bio­log­i­cal­ly, a child (plur­al: chil­dren) is gen­er­al­ly a human between the stages of birth and puber­ty. The legal def­i­n­i­tion of child gen­er­al­ly refers to a minor, oth­er­wise known as a per­son younger than the age of major­i­ty. Child may also describe a rela­tion­ship with a par­ent (such as sons and daugh­ters of any age) or, metaphor­i­cal­ly, an author­i­ty fig­ure, or sig­ni­fy group mem­ber­ship in a clan, tribe, or reli­gion; it can also sig­ni­fy being strong­ly affect­ed by a spe­cif­ic time, place, or cir­cum­stance, as in “a child of nature” or “a child of the Six­ties”. There are many social issues that affect chil­dren, such as child­hood edu­ca­tion, bul­ly­ing, child pover­ty, dys­func­tion­al fam­i­lies and in devel­op­ing coun­tries, hunger. Chil­dren can be raised by par­ents, in a fos­ter care or sim­i­lar super­vised arrange­ment, guardians or par­tial­ly raised in a day care center.