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Basic Profile of Child Marriage in Mauritania

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21292
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HNP Knowledge Brief
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Male, Chata
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Wodon, Quentin
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2016-06-15T22:55:45Z
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2016-06-15T22:55:45Z
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2016-03
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Measures of child marriage are high in Mauritania. The share of women ages 18-22 who married as children is 35.2 percent, but it has declined over time. The share of girls marrying very early, before the age of 15, has also declined. Child marriage is associated with lower wealth, lower education levels, and higher labor force participation. These are however only correlations, not necessarily causal effects. In order to design programs and policies to reduce child marriage, information is needed on the trend in the practice over time, where it is most prevalent in a country, and what the characteristics of girls marrying early are.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26489548/basic-profile-child-marriage-mauritania
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24551
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Health, Nutrition and Population Knowledge Brief;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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LITERACY
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KNOWLEDGE
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NUMBER OF GIRLS
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AGE OF MARRIAGE
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CHILDREN
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EDUCATION
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POLICIES
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POPULATION KNOWLEDGE
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CHILD
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DROPOUTS
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HOUSEHOLDS
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VALUES
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RURAL AREAS
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WOMAN
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CHILD MARRIAGE
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AGE
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LAWS
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MEN
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FIRST MARRIAGE
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ABILITY
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GROUPS
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POPULATION
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LAW
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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GIRLS
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LABOR FORCE
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STUDENTS
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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URBAN AREAS
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PRIMARY EDUCATION
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FERTILITY
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MARRIAGE
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WOMEN
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PRIMARY SCHOOL
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NUTRITION
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RESIDENCE
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EARLY MARRIAGE
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SECONDARY EDUCATION
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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RURAL GIRLS
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WILL
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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BULLETIN
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HEALTH RISKS
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POLICY
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OLDER WOMEN
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INEQUALITY
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Basic Profile of Child Marriage in Mauritania
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Brief
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2016-06-14
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26489548/basic-profile-child-marriage-mauritania
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26489548
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Africa
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Mauritania
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Culture and Development :: Anthropology
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Gender :: Gender and Law
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Education :: Education & Society
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Demographics
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population & Development
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EDU GP GLOBAL (GEDGE); Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice

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