This paper uses a unique dataset from Andhra Pradesh, tracking a cohort of children who were born in 1994–95 from the ages of 8 to 19 years, to ask three key questions about teenage marriage and fertility in India. First, what predicts getting married during the teen years?
The Government of India has made combatting child marriage and early childbearing a priority. This brief uses data collected from 1,000 19-year-olds in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to help inform policy and programming efforts.
Teenage pregnancy is an issue of inequality affecting the health, well-being, and life chances of young women, young men, and their children. Consequently, high levels of teenage pregnancy are of concern to an increasing number of developing and developed countries.
This situation analysis documents current trends in adolescent pregnancy/parenthood; summarizes key laws and policies impacting adolescent pregnancy in Thailand; identifies key drivers of vulnerability to inform prevention and care seeking efforts; maps potential partners; and identifies best pra
Concerns about significant increases in Sierra Leone’s already high rates of teenage pregnancy during the Ebola crisis have led to redoubled efforts among policy-makers and development practitioners to address this problem.
CONTEXT: Age at sexual debut, age at first marriage or first union and age at first birth are among the most widely used indicators of health and well-being for female adolescents.
This case study of two government secondary schools presents evidence on the factors that support implementation of the 1997 Government of the Republic of Zambia Re-entry Policy.
This study aims to address two core questions: 1. To identify core drivers of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in West and Central Africa; 2. To assess the levels, trends and relationships between child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in the region.
This report presents a secondary data analysis and triangulation of the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2010, the Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THMIS) 2011-12, and the Violence Against Children in Tanzania Survey (VACS) 2009.
Preventing Child Marriage in the Commonwealth: the Role of Education is the latest in a series of reports written by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan UK as part of our collaboration to end child, early and forced marriage in the Commonwealth.