South America

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

204.5 thousand

Married by 15: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 15

3%
827.2 thousand

Married by 18: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 18

20%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South America
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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YearSouth AmericaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
199121.6%
199623.8%
200119.6%
200622.4%
201120.2%
201619.7%
Child marriage age

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201615.9%33.5%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201628.8%30.4%23.6%15.3%9.9%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201631.2%53.5%16.7%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Child marriage age
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YearBolivia (Plurinational State of)
199121.6%
199623.8%
200119.6%
200622.4%
201120.2%
201619.7%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)15.9%33.5%19.7%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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