New Report Explores Economic Impacts Of Child Marriage

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women and Foreign Policy Program/Women Around the World”: Child Marriage, Family Planning, Population, and Development
Quentin Wodon, lead economist for the World Bank’s Education Global Practice, discusses a recently released report on child marriage and its impact on fertility, population growth, and modern contraceptive use. “We hope that the findings of the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage study will help convince policymakers and donors — including those at [the Family Planning Summit] in London — that investing in ending child marriage and, more generally, empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment for growth and development,” Wodon writes (7/10).