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The Economic and Social Impacts of Child Marriage
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. When girls marry early, they often drop out of school, have more children over their lifetime, are at greater risk of HIV infection and intimate partner violence, and face serious health complications and even death from early pregnancy and childbearing. Child brides are often isolated, with limited opportunity to participate in the development of their communities. Child marriage therefore hampers efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable global development.
Join us to discuss the findings of a groundbreaking World Bank/International Center for Research on Women research project to understand the economic costs of child marriage.
OCTOBER 9-15, 2023
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Research Medical Anthropologist, Bixby Center, University of California, Berkeley
Senior Director, International Center for Research on Women
Lead Economist, Education Practice Group , World Bank
Founder, Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies