The consequences of child marriage in Indonesia

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. cx/20

Date: September 2020


Lisa Cameron
Diana Contreras Suarez
Susan Wieczkiewicz


Child marriage is prohibited by international law yet it is estimated that about 150 million girls will be married in childhood by 2030. What are the consequences of child marriage as these children grow into adulthood, for their households and their own children? Professor Lisa Cameron, Dr Diana Contreras Suarez and Ms. Susan Wieczkiewicz examined this in the context of Indonesia where child marriage is common.

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