The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for AOM-DATA-1

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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the DHS study, 21.7 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were married. According to the 2014 MICS, 5 percent of girls and women ages 15-49 were married before 15, while 33 percent of women ages 20-49 were married before 18" (37).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"...underage marriage is very rare" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"While families in many areas sometimes forced their young children to marry, the rate of early and forced marriage decreased since 2002. According to a UNICEF survey published in January, the prevalence of early and forced marriage remained high. Nearly 49 percent of women ages 20 to 49 were married or in a union before age 18, while 15.5 percent of women ages 15 to 49 were married or in a union before age 15. According to the same study, 24.5 percent of women ages 15 to 19 were married or in a union" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2015 UNICEF report, nationwide 48 percent of young women ages 20-24 married before age 18. Fourteen percent of women ages 20-24 married before age 15. The highest rates of early marriage were in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, where 61 percent and 62 percent of women were married before age 18, respectively. In Niassa, another northern province, 24 percent of young women married before age 15, the highest rate in the country" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"...there were no reports of underage marriages" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2014 Malawi Millennium Development Goal Endline Survey, 10.3 percent of girls and women ages 15 to 49 were first married or in a union before age 15, and 49.9 percent were married or in a union before age 18" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"An estimated 48 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married before 18, and 14 percent were married before 15, according to 2000-09 UNICEF data. As confirmed by the UN special rapporteur on modern forms of slavery during her mission to the country in 2012, early forced marriage remained a concern in many communities, where parents forced girls as young as age 10 to marry" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Statistics regarding marriage rates for individuals younger than 18 were not available" (8).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos

"Cultural norms of some ethnic groups contributed to 35.4 percent of girls marrying before they reached 18 years and 9 percent marrying before attaining 15 years" (22).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Justice estimated underage marriages constituted 2 to 3 percent of all marriages in 2013" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a panel hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva in 2014, 23 percent of girls married before age 18; as many as 21 percent married before age 15. As many as 15 percent of all marriages in the country were child marriages, according to remarks made by the minister of population to the media in August" (42).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

“In 2013, the median age for women at the time of their first marriage was 26.6 years, up from 20.3 years in 1960” (174)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2013 the median age at first marriage was 30.1 and 28.6 years for men and women respectively, up from 29.5 and 27.7 years in 2003. De facto relationships accounted for 22 per cent of all relationships for people aged 15 years or older in 2013" (page 34).