“The economic impacts of child marriage” was a three-year research project led by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women.
For the first time, it explores the impacts of child marriage in five areas - fertility and population growth; educational attainment and learning; labour force participation; participation, decision-making and investments; and health, nutrition and violence - and estimates the economic costs associated with these impacts across countries.
The research found a significant economic impact of child marriage, showing that ending the practice could save the global economy trillions of dollars between now and 2030.
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