ERIC Number: ED452120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Early Marriage: Child Spouses. Innocenti Digest No. 7.
This digest focuses on early marriage--the marriage of children and young people under the age of 18--from a human rights perspective. Research into early marriage has tended to concentrate on specific aspects of its impact, such as the effects on reproductive health and school drop-out. There has been little examination of the practice as a child rights violation in itself. The digest examines the extent of early marriage, its context, its causes, and its impact on every aspect of the lives of those affected--particularly young girls--and on the wider society. It outlines strategies to help those who have been married at an early age, and for the prevention of early marriage through education, advocacy, and alliance building. The digest concludes with a call for more rights-based research on an issue that has far-reaching consequences. Contains data boxes alongside the text and extensive information sources. (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Early Parenthood, Foreign Countries, Marriage, Research Needs, Social Problems, Spouses
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). International Child Development Centre.