Initial findings from the analysis of existing data indicate that, in addition to the harmful effects on girl’s health, education, rights and wellbeing – the economic impacts of child marriage are significant.
Every day more than 41,000 girls marry before the age of 18. Child marriage negatively affects the health and rights of adolescent girls and severely impedes global development and poverty eradication efforts.
The World Bank published a new factsheet highlighting the importance of education for adolescent girls, and the impor
The World Bank details how child marriage is a persistent hurdle to health and prosperity in this blog entry.