Eastern Europe

Republic of Moldova

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

6.8 thousand

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

0%
167 thousand

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

12%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eastern Europe
  • Republic of Moldova
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YearEastern EuropeRepublic of Moldova
198710.7%
199214.2%
19979.6%20.4%
20029.6%19.1%
20076.6%15.3%
20127.0%12.2%
20174.5%
20226.1%
Child marriage age

Republic of Moldova

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Republic of Moldova

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
20128.7%16.2%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201229.3%18.2%13.8%8.1%5.4%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201211.8%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

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15% 7% 14% 17%

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2012

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Republic of Moldova in 2012

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YearRepublic of MoldovaRegiunea CentruRegiunea ChişinăuRegiunea NordRegiunea Sud
12.2%15.3%6.6%14.3%16.5%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Republic of Moldova
Child marriage age
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YearRepublic of Moldova
198710.7%
199214.2%
199720.4%
200219.1%
200715.3%
201212.2%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Republic of Moldova8.7%16.2%12.2%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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