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Adolescent Marriage in Nepal: A Subregional Level Analysis

Author: Arjun Mani Guragain, Binita Kumari Paudel, Apiradee Lim, Chamnein Choonpradub Year: 2016

This report provides a useful analysis of the variance of child marriage at the sub regional level in Nepal. It shows that:

  • overall 9% of boys and girls aged 10-19 are currently married: 4% of boys and 15% of girls
  • rates are significantly higher in the Western Mountain, Mid-Western Hill, and Central Terai
    areas
  • child marriage is higher among poorer households and dowry is one of the main drivers in high prevalence areas

TAGS: Research article Nepal South Asia Poverty