Law prohibits or invalidates child or early marriage (1=yes; 0=no)

Definition: Law prohibits or invalidates child or early marriage is whether there are provisions that prevent the marriage of girls, boys, or both before they reach the legal age of marriage or the age of marriage with consent, including, for example, a prohibition on registering the marriage or provisions stating that such a marriage is null and void.

Description: The map below shows how Law prohibits or invalidates child or early marriage (1=yes; 0=no) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Armenia, with a value of 1.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Oman, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Bank: Women, Business and the Law.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual