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Missed Opportunities : The High Cost of Not Educating Girls (English)

Too many girls drop out of school prematurely, especially in low income countries. Low educational attainment for girls has negative consequences not only for them, but also for their children and household, as well as for their community and society. ... See More +

Working Paper 128171 JUL 11, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Montenegro,Claudio E.; Nguyen,Hoa; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : Ethiopia country brief (English)

Each day, tens of thousands of girls worldwide are married while still children, often before they may be physically and emotionally ready to become wives and mothers. ... See More +

Brief 125882 MAY 01, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Nayihouba,Kolobadia Ada; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Yedan,Ali; Kes, A.; John,N.; Steinhaus,M.; Murithi,L.; Edmeades,J.; Petroni,S. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : Ethiopia synthesis report (English)

The international community is increasingly aware of the negative impacts of child marriage on a wide range of development outcomes. Ending child marriage is now part of the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 125883 MAY 01, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Yedan,Ali; Kes,Aslihan; John,Neetu; Steinhaus,Mara; Murithi,Lydia; Edmeades,Jeff; Petroni,Suzanne Disclosed

Unrealized potential : the high cost of gender inequality in earnings (English)

This first note in the series on the cost of gender inequality focuses on the losses in national wealth due to gender inequality in earnings. There is a substantial literature on the impact of gender inequality on economic growth and performance. ... See More +

Brief 126579 MAY 01, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte Disclosed

Ending violence against women and girls : selected factors leading to the transmission of female genital mutilation across generations - quantitative analysis for six African countries (English)

The attention given to the issue of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) as a harmful practice has been growing in recent years. Yet, while ending female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C, both terminologies are used in the literature) is a target under the Sustainable Development Goals, the practice remains common. ... See More +

Working Paper 123132 FEB 01, 2018

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)

The proportions of girls marrying or having children before the age of 18 have been declining in Uganda according to data from the latest publicly available Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) implemented in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 121896 DEC 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata Disclosed

Disability gaps in educational attainment and literacy (English)

This note provides an analysis of gaps in educational opportunities for children with disabilities. It also measures the impact at the margin of exclusion related to various typesof disabilities on education outcomes for children. ... See More +

Brief 121762 DEC 01, 2017

Male,Chata; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)

Following decades of sustained economic growth during which Uganda made dramatic progresstowards poverty reduction, the country has recently experienced a period of economic growthslow down. ... See More +

Working Paper 121848 DEC 01, 2017

Sebudde,Rachel K.; Wodon,Quentin T.; Mawejje,Joseph Disclosed

Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. The eight notes were prepared ahead of the High level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa held in Dakar on October 23 to 25, 2017. ... See More +

Brief 122077 OCT 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali; Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata French Disclosed

Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali French Disclosed

Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)

Child marriage is defined as a formal or informal union before the age of 18. Child brides are at greater risk of experiencing a range of poor health outcomes, having children at younger ages when they are not yet ready to do so, dropping out of school, earning less over their lifetimes, and living in poverty compared to their peers who marry at later ages. ... See More +

Brief 122074 OCT 01, 2017

Wise,Lisa; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Nestour,Alex Le; Wodon,Quentin T.; Fiala,Oliver Disclosed

Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali English Disclosed

Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. The eight notes were prepared ahead of the High level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa held in Dakar on October 23 to 25, 2017. ... See More +

Brief 122077 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali English Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : educational attainment brief (English)

The evidence base has long demonstrated that girls' education is among the most significant factors associated with age at marriage, with an extensive body of literature documenting lower levels of schooling as being strongly linked with a lower age at marriage. ... See More +

Brief 116831 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Yedan,Ali; Edmeades, J. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : global synthesis brief (English)

While the proportion of girls marrying as children is declining globally, this decline is not occurring in all countries or taking place equitably within countries, nor is it happening at a sufficiently fast pace to see an end to the practice in the coming decades. ... See More +

Brief 116832 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Nayihouba,Kolobadia Ada; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Yedan,Ali; Edmeades,Svetlana; Kes,A.; Murithi, L.; Steinhaus, M.; Petroni,S. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis on the impacts of child marriage on women's decision-making ability within the household, land ownership, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and birth registrations. ... See More +

Brief 116833 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on two health outcomes - under-five mortality and stunting - for young children. ... See More +

Brief 116836 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa, N.; John, N. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on a few selected health outcomes, specifically early childbirths, maternal mortality and intimate partner violence. ... See More +

Brief 116834 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; John,A.; Petroni,S. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : work, earnings and household welfare brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on women's work (specifically, labor force participation and type of work held), earnings and productivity and household welfare. ... See More +

Brief 116835 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Kes,A. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : global synthesis report (English)

The international community is increasingly aware of the negative impacts of child marriage on a wide range of development outcomes. Ending child marriage is now part of the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 116829 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Nayihouba,Kolobadia Ada; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Yedan,Ali; Edmeades, Jeff; Kes, Aslihan; John, Neetu; Murithi, Lydia; Steinhaus, Mara; Petroni, Suzanne Disclosed

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Missed Opportunities : The High Cost of Not Educating Girls (English)
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JUL 11, 2018 128171 Working Paper
Economic impacts of child marriage : Ethiopia country brief (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125882 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : Ethiopia synthesis report (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 125883 Working Paper
Unrealized potential : the high cost of gender inequality in earnings (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126579 Brief
Ending violence against women and girls : selected factors leading to the transmission of female genital mutilation across generations - quantitative analysis for six African countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123132 Working Paper
The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121896 Working Paper
Disability gaps in educational attainment and literacy (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121762 Brief
Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121848 Working Paper
Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122077 Brief French
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief French
Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122074 Brief
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief English
Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 122077 Brief English
Economic impacts of child marriage : educational attainment brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116831 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : global synthesis brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116832 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116833 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116836 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116834 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : work, earnings and household welfare brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116835 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : global synthesis report (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116829 Working Paper