The international community and country governments are increasingly aware of the negative impacts of child marriage, yet investments to end the practice remain limited. In order to inspire greater commitments towards ending child marriage, this study demonstrates the negative impacts of the practice and their associated economic costs. The report suggest that investing to end child marriage is not only the right thing to do, but also makes sense economically.
This study looks at five domains of impacts:
- Fertility and population growth;
- Health, nutrition, and violence;
- Educational attainment and learning;
- Labor force participation and earnings;
- Participation, decision-making, and investments.
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