Eastern Asia

China

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

N/A

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

0%
35.4 million

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

3%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eastern Asia
  • China
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YearEastern AsiaChina
19955.0%
19974.9%
20003.8%
20023.8%
20053.5%
20073.5%
20103.3%
20123.3%
20153.8%
20173.7%
20202.8%
20222.8%
Child marriage age

China

Child Marriage
Prevalence

China

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • China
Child marriage age
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YearChina
19955.0%
20003.8%
20053.5%
20103.3%
20153.8%
20202.8%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
China2.8%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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