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Vows of poverty. 26 countries where child marriage eclipses girls’ education

Organisation: CARE International Year: 2015

This CARE report ranks 26 countries where girls are more likely to be married before the age of 18 than enrolled in secondary school.

It provides a snapshot of the causes behind child marriage, solutions that work, and ways for U.S. citizens to help.

The report cautions that while child marriage often cause girls to drop out of school, the relationship between early marriage and low educational achievement is not one of causality but varies based on context.

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