The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for AOM-DATA-1

July 28, 2021, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1, AOM-DATA-1

"[U]nder Iran’s laws, girls can marry after the age of 13, though the average age of marriage for Iranian women is 23" (para 15).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The average age of entering into the first marriage permanently increases: among women, it has increased from 21.8 years old in 2010 to 24.5 years old in 2012. Among men over the same period, this age has increased from 24.5 years old to 27.0 years old" (7).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-2, PW-PRACTICE-2

"Muslim Senegal is constitutionally secular, but customary law is in widespread use. At least 10% of girls are married before 14, and men can have up to four wives" (para 13).
Dec. 17, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-LAW-1, AOM-DATA-1

“Iranian laws mean girls can marry after the age of 13, though the average age of marriage for Iranian women is 23” (para. 30).
Nov. 24, 2020, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

“With two out of five girls being married off before their 18th birthday, Tanzania has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, according to UN estimates” (para 6).
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"Around 14 percent of girls in Indonesia are married before age 18, and 1 percent marry before age 15" (para 12).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

“In the event that a girl is allowed to live, she is married off at 12, or 13, even before she can say “adult”. She gives birth to her first child within the first year of her marriage, and then mothers many, many more in the years to come” (para 3).
Aug. 7, 2020, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Moldova in 2012 was 21.9 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 3, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Norway in 2014 was 31.8 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
July 29, 2020, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in the Slovak Republic in 2014 was 30.1 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
July 29, 2020, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Slovenia in 2014 was 33.9 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
July 29, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Sweden in 2014 was 31 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
July 29, 2020, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Switzerland in 2014 was 30.4 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage is 17.9 years among women and 21.7 years among men age 25-49. Thus, women in Nepal marry about 4 years earlier than men" (77).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In Zambia, women marry earlier than men. The median age at first marriage is 19.1 years among women and 24.4 years among men age 25-49" (63).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2016 State of the World’s Children Report of the UN Children’s Fund, 6 percent of girls in the country were married before age 18" (27).
June 18, 2020, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Official data from 2017 indicates that 16.9% of marriages that year involved a female spouse aged under 19, and 0.5% involved a male spouse under 19, but this does not include unregistered marriages, meaning that the real prevalence rate is unknown. Rates of child marriage are also known to be much higher in Roma communities, but accurate statistical data is unavailable."
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In Papua New Guinea, women tend to marry earlier than men. Among those age 25-49, the median age at first marriage is 20.4 years among women and 25.0 years among men (Figure 4.2). Twenty-nine percent of women but only 7% of men age 25-49 marry before their 18th birthday (Table 4.3)" (67). "The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 has increased slightly since 2006, from 19.8 years to 20.4. Among men, the median age at first marriage has increased more steeply, from 22.5 in 2006 to 25.0 in 2016-18. However, looking only at data from the 2016-18 survey, there is no evidence of a change in age...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Men tend to marry considerably later than women in India. The median age at first marriage is 19 years among women age 20-49 and 24.5 years among men age 25-49. Forty percent of women age 20-49 marry before the legal minimum age of marriage of 18 years, and 26 percent of men age 25-49 marry before the minimum legal age of marriage of 21 years. Trends: Early marriage has been declining over time. Marriage before the legal age of 18 is 27 percent for women age 20-24, compared with 46 percent for women age 45-49. Similarly, for men, marriage before the legal age of 21 years has dropped from 29...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage among women age 20-49 is 19.1 years. Men marry later than women, with the median age at first marriage among men age 30-59 being 27.7 years" (79). "The median age at first marriage among women age 20-49 has increased slightly since 2013, from 18.3 years to 19.1 years" (81). "Rural women age 25-49 marry at younger ages than their urban counterparts (17.2 years versus 21.6 years)" (81). "Women in the North West marry at a much earlier age (15.8 years) than women in the South East (23.6 years)" (81). "Women with no education marry 6 years earlier than women with a secondary education (15.9...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"30% of ever-married women are age 15-29, while 70% are age 30-49" (pg 33). "The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 is 22.7 years" (pg 61). "Women are almost 20 times more likely than men to be married at age 15-19 (8% versus 0.4%)" (pg 62). "The median age at first marriage cannot be calculated for men age 25-49 because less than 50% of men had married before age 25" (pg 63).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Women tend to marry considerably earlier than men in Pakistan. The median age at first marriage is 20.4 years among women age 25-49 and 25.9 years among men age 30-49" (69). "Between 2012-13 and 2017-18, the median age at first marriage increased from 19.5 years to 20.4 years among women age 25-49. Similarly, median age at first marriage increased from 24.7 years to 25.9 years among men age 30-49" (69). "Women with a higher education marry 6.2 years later than women with no education. Likewise, there is more than a 4-year difference in age at first marriage between men with a higher education (28.2 years) and men with no education...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 is 20.8 years. As expected, because women who have never married are excluded, the median age at marriage is higher among ever-married women age 25-49 (21.8 years). Among married men age 25-49, the median age is 24.6 years (Table 4.3 and 4.4" (52). "The median age at first marriage among ever-married women age 25-49 has increased steadily from 17.7 years in the 1991 IDHS to 21.8 years in the 2017 IDHS" (52). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Women age 25-49 living in urban areas marry 2.2 years later than those living in rural areas (21.9 versus 19.7 years) (Figure 4.2)....more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2017 nationally representative Gallup survey, 24.7 percent of women were married before the age of 18" (43).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Marriage is nearly universal in the Maldives, although women marry about 4 years earlier than men. Median age at first marriage is 20.9 years among women and 24.7 years among men" (57). "The median age of first marriage among women age 25-49 has increased since 2009, from 19.0 years to 20.9. During the same period, the percentage of women marrying before age 18 has declined from 38% in 2009 to 21% in 2016-17" (58). "When the data are analysed by cohort of women, defined by their age at the time of the interview, these changes look more dramatic: in 2016-17, the percentage of women 45-49 who married before age 18...more
March 24, 2020, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"But President Yahya Jammeh was warned the decision could spark a backlash in a country where a third of girls get married before they turn 18" (para 2).
March 7, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2011 the United Nations Children’s Fund State of the World’s Children report ranked Niger first on its list of countries with a high prevalence of early marriages" (para 3).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The SADHS 2016 results indicate that early unions (marriage or living together with a partner as though married) are rare in South Africa. Among women who are currently age 25-49, 2% were in a union by age 15, 7% by age 18, 13% by age 20, 20% by age 22, and 31% by age 25 (Table 4.3). Forty-four percent of women age 25-49 have never been in a union. The proportion of women who have been in a union by age 25 is so low that it is not possible to calculate a median age at first union for this age group (less than half of women began living with...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Women marry on average 5 years earlier than men in Timor-Leste" (pg 55). "The median age at first marriage is 21.7 years among women age 25-49 and 26.8 years among men age 30-59 (Table 4.4). Thirty-five percent of women age 20-49 marry in their teen years, while only 9% of men marry before age 20 (Table 4.3)" (pg 56). "The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 has increased slightly, from 20.9 years in 2009-10 to 21.7 years in 2016. During the same time period, the percentage of women age 20-49 who married in their teens declined from 41% to 35%. Among men, the median age at first...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Marriage is almost universal in Zimbabwe. The median age at marriage among women age 25-49 is 19.8 years and among men age 30-54 is 25.6 years" (61).