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Latest items for AOM-DATA-1

June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage is 18.2 years for women and 23.0 years for men age 25-49" (55).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The percentage of girls that start their sexual life at 15 years old has decreased from 27.7% to 21.8% from 2011. Because of the still high rate of early marriages, the incidence of pregnancies has not suffered any changes at all and remained at 40%, making the risk of miscarriages considerably high" (22).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Men in Armenia marry on average 5 years later than women. The median age at first marriage among women age 30-49 is 20.9 years, compared with 25.9 years among men in the same age group" (42).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Combatants reportedly involved married boys ages 12 to 15 in armed conflicts in the northern tribal areas. Tribal custom considers married boys as adults who owe allegiance to the tribe. As a result, according to international and local human rights NGOs, half of tribal fighters were youths under 18" (17).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MAAO-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 is 22.5 years" (47).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In September the Ministry of Family and Protection of Women reported that four in 10 children in the country between the ages of 12 and 17 entered annually into legal or common-law marriages, citing rural areas within the provinces of Lunda Sul, Moxico, Huambo, Bie, and Malanje as places where early marriage was most prevalent" (p. 23).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage for women age 30-49 is 21.9 years, and for men age 30- 59 it is 27.3 years" (55).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In the Romani community, boys and girls generally married between the ages of 14 and 18, with 16 as the average age. Boys generally married a few years later than girls, and some girls married as early as age 12. Nearly 44 percent of Romani girls in the 15-19 age group were married or in a long-term relationship, compared with only 19 percent of Romani men in the same age group" (page 23).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

Table no. 38 presents marriages by sex and age groups from 2010 to 2014. In 2010 there was a total of 19.541 marriages, disaggregated by age and sex: there was 1 woman and 0 men younger than 15 married, 2.408 women and 248 men between 15-19 years; 6.887 women and 4.381 men between 20-24 years; 5.848 women and 7.262 men between 25-29 years; 2.158 women and 3.932 men between 30-34; 910 women and 1.613 men between 35-39 years; 797 women and 1.240 men between 40-49 years; 518 women and 863 men older than 50 years; and 14 women and 2 men whose ages are unknown. In 2011 there was a...more
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-2

"In 2016 UNICEF reported that approximately 21 percent of children married before age 18" (10).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname

"Where local customs remain a strong influence on the family unit, girls traditionally marry at or near the legal age of consent" (13).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The indicator for the average age upon first marriage, it shows that the average age upon first marriage showed a quasi-decline for males, which was paralleled by an increase for females during the 2010-2016 period. It was 26.5 and 23.9 years old in 2010, and 26.3 and 24.1 for males and females respectively in 2016" (58). " There was also a notable increase in the ages of non-Qatari female spouses compared to Qataris. The percentage of Qatari female spouses in the 20-29 year old age group was higher than the percentage of their non-Qatari counterparts in that age group. The percentage was 65.5 per cent of all Qatari female spouses,...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 was 20.2 years" (52).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In Ethiopia, women tend to marry considerably earlier than men. The median age at first marriage is 17.1 years among women age 25-49 and 23.8 years among men age 25-59. Fifty-eight percent of women and only 9% of men age 25-49 marry before their 18th birthday (Table 4.3)" (67).
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"She was shocked when she saw girls as young as 12 with babies and teenaged husbands, and was soon ordering the people to give up their ways" (para 7). "A 2012 United Nations survey found that more than half of Malawi's girls were married before the age of 18" (para 9).
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi

"Malawi has one of the highest incidents of child marriage in the world with 1 in 2 girls getting married before the age of 18. The practice is closely linked to poverty where, in the rural areas, girls are married off to improve their families’ financial situations" (para 4).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Among women age 15-19, the median age of first marriage is estimated at 20.7 years. For men, it is 27.1 years" (page 43). "The median age at first marriage for women age 25-49 years is estimated at 20.7 years, and we see a slight trend towards the increase of age at first marriage by generation, this figure increasing from 19.7 years among women currently age 45-49, to 21.1 years among those age 25-29. It is possible that this increase in average age at first marriage has played a role in the decrease in fertility currently observed in the Comoros . . . Also, in contrast to women, for whom the...more
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Child marriage is banned under Pakistani law. Girls may legally marry at 16, while boys must wait until they are 18" (para. 15). "There are no reliable statistics on child marriages in Pakistan, as few cases are reported to the police and the government does not track such figures. But according to UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report 2014, seven percent of Pakistani girls are married under the age of 15. According to figures from Save the Children, an international children's charity, more than 40 percent of Pakistani brides are under 18 and eight percent of adolescent married women are already mothers by the age of 15-19" (para. 21...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a Unicef report, a third of Afghan girls are married before their 18th birthday" (para 17).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday; more than a third marry before the age of 18" (para 4).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea

"One statistical source indicates, in 2017, prevalence of child marriage at the age of 15 in Eritrea stood at 13%, placing the country at thirteenth in the world in terms of child marriage. Another source indicates that girls are often betrothed between the ages of 8 and 14 and conclude the marriage between the ages of 13 and 15" (6).
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, AOM-DATA-1

"Legal guardians can marry off girls below 13 and boys before 15 years of age pending a judge’s approval" (para 4).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2013, 18 underage marriages were registered at the court, of which 16 involved girls and two involved boys, a sharp drop from 2012" (21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"For now, Florida doesn't allow anyone under the age of 18 to independently consent to marriage. Children aged 16 and 17 can marry with the consent of both children's parents. There have been more than 16,000 child marriages in Florida since 2001, according to group Unchained at Last" (para 17-19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2012 UNFPA report, 14 percent of women age 20-24 married before the age of 18" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"An estimated 37 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married before the age of 18, and 7 percent were married before the age of 15, according to the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a report funded by UNICEF, in 2013 approximately 11 percent of women reported being married or in a union before they were 18 (10 percent of urban and 14.5 percent of rural residents). Romani rights groups reported early marriages involving girls under 18 were common in the Romani community" (41).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2014 the FMU gave advice or support to 1,267 cases, 79 percent of which involved female victims. More than 10 percent involved victims with disabilities and 11 percent of cases involved victims under the age of 16" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In rural areas and outer islands, some children married at younger ages. UNICEF reported that in 2008, approximately 27 percent of girls married before age 18" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2009 census, the rate of marriage under age 18 was approximately 16 percent in the Northwest Highlands and 11 percent in the Central Highlands--both poor and remote rural areas--but additional government data were not available" (43).