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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

  By Kevin Anyonge                      

Child marriage has a wide range of economic impacts. The joint International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)-World Bank project focuses on five pathways through which the practice affects the girls who marry early, their children, families, communities, and societies at large. 1,426 more words

Child Health

Unlocking the potential

Ending child marriage allows girls to fulfil their educational, social and economic potential, and could drive economic growth in some of the poorest countries. And education is key to both preventing early marriage and in helping girls contribute to their families’ and countries’ prosperity. 548 more words


Event recap: At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. 80 more words

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