Niger leads world in childhood marriage

Nearly three-quarters of Nigerian girls are married by age 18. Of the 10 countries with the highest rates of childhood marriage, eight are in Africa. Niger, with a population of more than 17 million, is one of the world's fastest growing nations. Read related article.

Niger leads world in childhood marriage
Sources: Population Reference Bureau; United Nations World Population Prospects, 2011. The Washington Post. Published on July 9, 2012, 8:32 p.m.
 
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