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At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

June 27, 2017

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Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a global challenge that has been shown to contribute to a number of harmful consequences, including school dropout, early pregnancy, intimate partner violence and infant mortality. But what are the economic impacts of child marriage? Join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage.


Executive Director, Girls Not Brides

Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group

Lead Economist, Education, World Bank Group

Director, Strategy and Operations, Human Development Practice, World Bank Group

Senior Director, International Center for Research on Women

Executive Director, Universal Access Project & Policy