Lancet Report on Prevalence of Child Marriages in India

Recently, Lancet Global Health published a report on child marriages in India.

Key Findings

Decline in Child Marriages

  • Child marriage declined during 1993 to 2021. The all-India prevalence of child marriage in girls declined from 494% (95% CI 481–508) in 1993 to 223% (219–227) in 2021. Child marriage in boys declined from 71% (69–308) in 2006 to 22% (18–27) in 2021.

Trends in States/UTs

  • All states, except Manipur, experienced a decline in the prevalence of girl child marriage between 1993 and 2021.
  • Between 1993 and 1999, 20% (six of 30) of states and Union Territories experienced increases in girl child ....
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