South-Eastern Asia

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Summary

Explore how common child marriage is throughout the country, how levels have changed over time, and how the situation in this country compares to others.

Absolute number

Prevalence

210.3 thousand

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

7%
775.4 thousand

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

33%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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YearSouth-Eastern AsiaLao People's Democratic Republic
199226.9%
199723.4%32.6%
200221.7%34.8%
200719.1%35.6%
201217.7%31.9%
201716.5%32.7%
202216.6%
Child marriage age

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201720.9%38.5%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201755.6%40.4%33.2%25.8%12.9%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201758.8%46.2%21.5%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

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39% 37% 42% 28% 46% 29% 39% 34% 32% 42% 35% 32% 38% 35% 14% 42% 50% 36%

Region with no data

2017

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2017

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YearLao People's Democratic RepublicAttapeuBokeoBolikhamxaiChampasackHouaphanKhammouanLouangnamthaLouangphabangOudomxaiPhongsalySalavanSavannakhetSekongVientianeVientiane CapitalXaignaboulyXaisomboonXiengkhouang
32.7%39.0%36.8%42.4%28.4%45.7%29.5%39.4%33.5%32.5%42.2%34.7%32.1%37.9%34.9%14.5%41.5%50.1%36.0%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Child marriage age
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YearLao People's Democratic Republic
199226.9%
199732.6%
200234.8%
200735.6%
201231.9%
201732.7%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Lao People's Democratic Republic20.9%38.5%32.7%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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