Equality for Women and Girls

The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

Economic Impact of Child Marriage- Global Synthesis Report A collaborative study prepared by ICRW and the World Bank, The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage explores the negative impacts of the practice of child marriage  and its associated economic costs. The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v) participation, decision-making, and investments in order to inspire a greater commitment to ending child marriage around the world.

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