Child Marriage

Bihar has highest rate of child marriage in India, says report

News Organization: DNA India

DNA India highlights ICRW’s research on empowering girls to end child child marriage, which finds that the state of Bihar has the highest rates of child marriage in India. The prevalence of child marriage in India is 47 percent, but in Bihar, the figure stands at 60 percent. Economic factors like financial concerns and dowry often drive parents to marry their daughters early.

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