Western Asia

Türkiye

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

1.2 million

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

2%
6.6 million

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

15%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Asia
  • Türkiye
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YearWestern AsiaTürkiye
199325.4%
199723.7%
199823.1%
200223.3%
200319.4%
200720.8%
200816.1%
201219.1%
201315.6%
201719.4%
201814.7%
202217.8%
Child marriage age

Türkiye

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Türkiye

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201814.0%17.1%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201835.6%20.3%9.5%6.5%7.5%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201852.1%45.1%11.4%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Türkiye
Child marriage age
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YearTürkiye
199325.4%
199823.1%
200319.4%
200816.1%
201315.6%
201814.7%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Türkiye14.0%17.1%14.7%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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