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The economic impacts of child marriage

Organisation: World Bank, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Year: 2017

“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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