Description

Percentage of women aged 20-24 who were married or in a union before age 18 (i.e. child marriage) ( AAA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 05.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

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Data

Household surveys such as MICS and DHS.

UNICEF maintains a global database on the issue since 2003. Fully comparable data are available for some 117 low- and middle-income countries. UNICEF is also the agency responsible for reporting on this indicator as part of the UN expert group on gender indicators.


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Sources

The list of indicator proposals (as of 11 August 2015) used for the IAEG-SDG Open Consultation with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector.