Measuring Child Marriage

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Measuring Child Marriage : The incidence and prevalence of child marriage is analysed and reported in a variety of ways. A 2012 report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provides evidence that “Nearly one in every four adolescent girls aged 15-19 in the developing world (excluding China) is currently married or in union.” The report goes on to say that “More than one third of women aged 20-24 in the developing world were married by age 18…..” 25 Although both estimates approximate the extent of child marriage, it is also true that the indicators provide different information.



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