The Contemporary Factors for Child Marriage in Bangladesh; A Statistical Analysis

Summary: At present Bangladesh is the fifth highest country of child marriage in the world while 18 percent of girls got married before age of 15 and 52 percent before age of 18. Bangladesh child marriage act prescribes that the minimum age of marriage were 18 years for women and 21 years for men. According to the present act, child marriage is legally prohibited in Bangladesh. Bangladesh government has taken several initiatives for reducing the rate of child marriage but it is not decreasing at the satisfactory level in Bangladesh.To find out the contemporary factors for child marriage in Bangladesh are the main objectives of the study. The findings of the study may help to the concerned line agencies to develop such policy to minimize the rate of child marriage in Bangladesh.

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