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An empirical exploration of female child marriage determinants in Indonesia

Abstract

This research fills a gap in understanding of child marriage determinants in Indonesia. There appears to be little support for child marriage among girls and young women, indicating an entry point for structural interventions that would lead to lasting change. Future research efforts should prioritize rigorous testing of gender-transformative education and economic strengthening interventions, including cost-effectiveness considerations to better understand how interventions and policies can be leveraged to deliver on ending child marriage in Indonesia and globally.

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Publication date: 2018

Author(s): Lauren Rumble, Amber Peterman, Nadira Irdiana, Margaret Triyana, Emilie Minnick

Journal: BMC Public Health

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Gender Equality

Countries

Indonesia