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Women and Men in Families - Legal Age for Marriage

Legal age for marriage, by sex

Table 3a. Legal age for marriage

Last update: June 2013

Minimum Legal Age for Marriage

Country or area

Without parental consent

With parental consent

Source

Source

 

women

men

   

women

men

 

year

 

Afghanistan

16

 

18

 

 

15

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Aland Islands1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Albania

…

 

…

   

16

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Algeria

19

 

19

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2012

CEDAW (51st session)

Andorra

16

 

16

 

 

14

 

14

 

 

2001

CEDAW (25th session)

Angola

18

 

18

 

 

15

a

16

a

 

2013

CEDAW (54th session)

Anguilla

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Antigua & Barbuda

18

 

18

 

 

15

 

15

 

 

1997

CEDAW (17th session)

Argentina

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2010

Civil code of Argentina

Armenia

17

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Aruba

18

 

18

   

15

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Australia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Austria2

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Azerbaijan

…

 

…

   

17

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Bahamas

18

 

18

 

 

<18

b

<18

b

 

2012

CEDAW (52th session)

Bahrain

…

 

15

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Bangladesh

18

 

21

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2004

CEDAW (31st session)

Barbados

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Belarus3

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Belgium

18

 

18

   

<18

 

<18

   

2011

UNSD

Belize

18

 

18

 

 

14

 

14

 

 

2007

CEDAW (39th session)

Benin

18

 

18

 

 

<18

c

<18

c

 

2005

CEDAW (33rd session)

Bermuda1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Bhutan

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2009

CEDAW (44th session)

Bolivia

14

 

16

 

 

<14

d

<16

d

 

2008

CEDAW (40th session)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Botswana

21

 

21

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Brazil

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Brunei Darussalam                      

18

c

18

c

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Bulgaria

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Burkina Faso4

17

 

20

   

15

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Burundi

18

 

21

 

 

<18

e

<21

e

 

2008

CEDAW (40th session)

Cambodia

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Cameroon

15

f

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2000

CEDAW (23rd session)

Canada5

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Cape Verde

18

 

18

 

 

16

g

16

g

 

2006

CEDAW (36th session)

Cayman Islands

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Central African Republic

18

 

22

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Chad

15

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

CEDAW (50th session)

Chile

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

China

20

c

22

c

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

China, Hong Kong SAR

21

 

21

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

China, Macao SAR

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Colombia

18

 

18

   

14

 

14

   

2011

UNSD

Comoros                                 

18

 

22

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Congo

18

 

21

 

 

<18

h

<21

h

 

2003

CEDAW (28th session)

Cook Islands

21

 

21

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Costa Rica

18

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Cτte d'Ivoire

18

 

20

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

CEDAW (50th session)

Croatia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Cuba

16

 

18

   

14

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Cyprus

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Czech Republic

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

17

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2005

CEDAW (33rd session)

Democratic Republic of Congo

15

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2006

CEDAW (36th session)

Denmark

18

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Djibouti

18

 

18

 

 

<18

i

<18

i

 

2011

CEDAW (49th session)

Dominica

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Dominican Republic

18

 

18

   

16

 

17

   

2011

UNSD

Ecuador

18

 

18

   

<18

 

<18

   

2011

UNSD

Egypt

21

 

21

   

16

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

El Salvador

18

 

18

   

14

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Equatorial Guinea

12

 

12

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2004

CEDAW (31st session)

Eritrea

18

j

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2006

CEDAW (34th session)

Estonia

18

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Ethiopia

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

CEDAW (49th session)

Fiji

21

 

21

 

 

16

 

18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Finland6

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

France1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Gabon

21

 

21

 

 

15

 

18

 

 

2005

CEDAW (32nd session)

Gambia

…

k

…

k

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

CEDAW (33rd session)

Georgia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Germany7

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Ghana

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Gibraltar

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Greece8

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Greenland9

18

 

18

   

15

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Grenada                                

21

 

21

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2012

CEDAW (51th session)

Guatemala

18

 

18

 

 

14

 

16

 

 

2009

CEDAW (43th session)

Guinea

17

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2007

CEDAW (39th session)

Guinea-Bissau

17

 

17

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2009

CEDAW (44th session)

Guyana

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2012

CEDAW (52th session)

Haiti

18

 

18

 

 

15

l

18

l

 

2009

CEDAW (43rd session)

Honduras                              

21

 

21

 

 

18

 

18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Hungary

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Iceland1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

India

18

c

21

c

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Indonesia

16

 

19

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Iran

…

 

…

   

15

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Iraq

18

 

18

 

 

15

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Ireland1,10

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Isle of Man

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Israel1

17

 

17

             

2011

UNSD

Italy

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Jamaica

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Japan

20

 

20

   

16

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Jersey

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Jordan

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2012

CEDAW (51th session)

Kazakhstan

17

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Kenya

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

2011

UNPD

Kiribati                               

21

 

21

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Kuwait

15

 

17

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

CEDAW (50th session)

Kyrgyzstan

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Lao's People Democratic Republic

18

 

18

 

 

15

a

15

a

 

2009

CEDAW (44th session)

Latvia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Lebanon

12.5-17

c

16-18

c

 

9-15

c,m

13-17

c

 

2008

CEDAW (40th session)

Lesotho

21

 

21

 

 

16

n

18

n

 

2011

CEDAW (50th session)

Liberia

18

 

21

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Libya11

…

 

…

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Liechtenstein2

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Lithuania12

18

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Luxembourg

16

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Madagascar

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2008

CEDAW (42nd session)

Malawi1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Malaysia13

16 and 21

18 and 21

 

16

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Maldives

18

 

18

 

 

<18

a

<18

a

 

2007

CEDAW (37th session)

Mali

15

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2006

CEDAW (34th session)

Malta

16

 

16

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Marshall Islands                       

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Mauritania

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2007

CEDAW (38th session)

Mauritius

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Mexico14

18

 

18

   

14

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Micronesia (Federated States of)            

16

 

18

 

 

<16

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Monaco

21

 

21

 

 

15

 

18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Mongolia

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2001

CEDAW (24th session)

Montenegro

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Montserrat15

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Morobbo

18

 

18

 

 

<18

o

<18

o

 

2008

CEDAW (40th session)

Morocco1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Mozambique

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Myanmar

20

 

20

 

 

14

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Namibia

21

 

21

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Nauru                                 

16

 

18

 

 

<16

 

<18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Nepal

20

 

20

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Netherlands

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Netherlands Antilles

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

New Caledonia

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

New Zealand

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Nicaragua

18

 

21

 

 

14

 

15

 

 

2007

CEDAW (37th session)

Niger

15

p

18

p

 

…

 

…

 

 

2007

CEDAW (38th session)

Nigeria                             

18

c

18

c

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Niue                                   

19

 

21

 

 

15

 

18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Norway

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Oman1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Pakistan

16

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2013

CEDAW (54th session)

Palau                                  

…

q

…

q

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Panama

18

 

18

   

14

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Papua New Guinea

16

r

18

r

 

14

g,s

16

g

 

2010

CEDAW (46th session)

Paraguay

20

 

20

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2005

CEDAW (32nd session)

Peru

18

 

18

 

 

16

g

16

g

 

2007

CEDAW (37th session)

Philippines

21

 

21

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Poland16

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Portugal

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Puerto Rico

21

 

21

   

16

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Qatar                                   

16

 

18

 

 

<16

 

<18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Republic of Korea

20

 

20

   

18

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Republic of Moldova

16

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Romania1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Russian Federation

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Rwanda

21

 

21

 

 

<21

 

<21

 

 

2011

UNPD

Saint Helena ex. dep.

21

 

21

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Saint Kitts and Nevis                  

16

 

16

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Saint Lucia

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2006

CEDAW (35th session)

Samoa

19

 

21

 

 

16

 

18

 

 

2005

CEDAW (32nd session)

San Marino

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Sao Tome and Principe                  

18

 

18

 

 

14

 

16

 

 

2011

UNPD

Saudi Arabia

…

q

…

q

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Senegal

18

 

18

   

<18

 

<18

   

2011

UNSD

Serbia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Seychelles

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Sierra Leone1

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Singapore17

21

 

21

   

<21

 

<21

   

2011

UNSD

Slovakia18

16

 

16

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Slovenia

18

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

Solomon Islands                        

18

 

18

 

 

15

 

15

 

 

2011

UNPD

Somalia                               

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

South Africa

21

 

21

   

15

 

18

   

2011

UNSD

Spain

18

 

18

   

14

 

14

   

2011

UNSD

Sri Lanka

18

c

18

c

 

16

 

…

 

 

2001

CEDAW (26th session)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines         

15

 

16

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

State of Palestine19

…

 

15,5

   

14,5

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Suriname

21

 

21

   

15

 

17

   

2011

UNSD

Swaziland                              

21

 

21

 

 

16

 

18

 

 

2011

UNPD

Sweden20

18

 

18

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Switzerland

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Syrian Arab Republic

18

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

 

CEDAW (38th session)

Tajikistan

18

 

18

   

17

 

17

   

2011

UNSD

TFYR of Macedonia

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Thailand

17

p

17

p

 

…

 

…

 

 

2006

CEDAW (34th session)

Timor-Leste           

15

 

18

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Togo

17

 

20

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2012

CEDAW (53th session)

Tonga                                  

18

 

18

 

 

16

 

…

 

 

2011

UNPD

Trinidad and Tobago21

18

 

18

   

<18

 

<18

   

2011

UNSD

Tunisia

18

 

18

 

 

<18

 

<18

 

 

2010

CEDAW (47th session)

Turkey

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

Turkmenistan                           

16

 

16

 

 

…

 

…

 

 

2012

CEDAW (53th session)

Tuvalu

21

 

21

 

 

16

 

16

 

 

2009

CEDAW (44th session)

Uganda1,22

18

 

18

             

2011

UNSD

Ukraine

17

 

18

   

15

 

15

   

2011

UNSD

United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

United Republic of Tanzania

18

 

18

 

 

14

 

14

 

 

2011

UNPD

United States of America

18

t

18

t

 

13

 

14

 

 

2011

UNPD

Uruguay

18

 

18

   

12

 

14

   

2011

UNSD

Uzbekistan

17

 

17

   

…

 

…

   

2011

UNSD

Vanuatu

16

 

18

 

 

<16

 

<18

 

 

2007

CEDAW (38th session)

Venezuela 1

12

 

12

             

2011

UNSD

Vietnam

18

 

20

 

 

…

 

…

   

2007

CEDAW (37th session)

Yemen

15

u

15

u

 

…

 

…

   

2002

CEDAW (exceptional session 2002)

Zambia

21

 

21

 

 

…

 

…

   

2011

CEDAW (49th session)

Zimbabwe

18

 

18

   

16

 

16

   

2011

UNSD

                         

 

Footnotes:
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1.  The minimum legal age at which marriage can take place is the same respectively for bride and groom with or without parental consent.
2. Persons less than 18 years old need a decision of the court.
3. In compliance with the Marriage and Family Code of the Republic of Belarus, in the exclusive cases related to pregnancy, childbirth, and in case of acquiring by a juvenile of a full legal capacity under lawful age, the civil
registration offices are in a position to reduce the marriage age of espousing persons, but not more than by 3 years. The marriage age is to be reduced by an application of espousing persons; the parental consent is not required.
4. In addition, an age waiver may be granted by a civil court for a serious reason from 15 years for women and 18 years for men.
5. Marriage is under provincial and territory legislations. Without parental consent, the minimum legal age at which marriage can take place is 18 years of age in all provinces and territories in Canada except in
British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and Yukon where the minimum legal age is 19 years. With parental consent, the minimum legal age is 16 years in all provinces except in Northwest Territories,
Nunavut, and Yukon. With parental consent, in Northwest Territories, and Yukon the minimum legal age is 15 years whereas in Nunavut, the minimum legal age is 18 years.
6. Persons less than 18 years old need the permission of the Ministry of Justice.
7. Marriage at 16-17 years of age requires that the other spouse be an adult already betrothed (18 years) and an exemption from the requirement of majority by a competent family court.
8. Under some conditions (e.g. pregnancy) the marriage can take place without age restrictions.
9. To marry at age younger than 18 years, both parental and official consent are needed. Pregnancy is one of the very few reasons to get official consent.
10. An exemption on the minimum age can be granted by court order if granting of such an exemption is in the best interests of the parties to the intended marriage and good reasons for the application can be demonstrated.
11. According to the Islamic law, marriage requires parental consent. Consent of the bride herself, as well as the guardian's consent are fundamental in the marriage contract. Young men usually choose the consent of the parents.
Minimum age at marriage is usually 18 years. According to the law, marriage is not restricted to individuals over the age of 18 years.
12. In addition to parental consent, persons less than 18 years old need judicial approval. In case of pregnancy, marriage can be allowed below 15 years of age.
13. Without parental consent, it is 21 years of age for non-Muslim males and 18 years of age for Muslim males whereas it is 21 years of age for non-Muslim females and 16 years of age for Muslim females. For marriage with parental consent,
approval of relevant authorities is required.
14. Each of the 31 Federal States and the Federal District has its own civil code for marriage. Exceptions to ages given in the table are as follows: without parental consent, the minimum legal age at which marriage can take place in Baja
Californ
ia and Tlaxcala is 16 years for males and 14 years for females whereas in Baja California Sur, it is 16 years for females. With parental consent, the minimum legal age for marriage is 16 years for both males and females in Aguascalientes,
Campeche, Chiapas, Distrito Federal, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Querιtaro, San Luis Potosν, and Sonora. With parental consent, the minimum legal age for marriage is under 18 years for both males and females in
Coahuila, Hidalgo, and Zacatecas. The Minimum legal age for marriage remains the same respectively for bride and groom with or without parental consent in Baja California, Baja California Sur and Tlaxcala.
15. Consent can be given by a guardian or a person who has custody of the child wishing to marry. Also the Governor has discretion to permit persons as young as 15 years and 1 day old to marry, if he thinks that getting married is in the
best interest of the persons who are intending to marry and the persons in this instance must have also received the necessary consent.
16. Females can marry at the age of 16 or 17 years with parental and court consent.
17. Specified minimum legal marriage age refers to marriages contracted under the Women's Charter. For Muslim marriages under the Administration of Muslim Law Act, no marriage shall be solemnised  when either party is below the age
of 18 years. Notwithstanding that, Muslim women below the age of 18 years who have attained the age of puberty may be married under the Administration of the Muslim Law Act.
18. A marriage cannot be entered into by a minor. The court may exceptionally and for important reasons approve of entrance into marriage by a minor older than sixteen years. Without this approval, the marriage is invalid and the court
shall declare the invalidity even without a petition.
19. The legal marriage age for females is 14 years, 6 months and 22 days. There must be parental consent (father or brother if the father is dead). The legal marriage age for males is 15 years, 6 months and 21 days. Parental consent i
s not required.
20. With parental consent, no limit but authorities must approve; without parental consent, 18 years of age for Swedish citizens.
21. With parental consent, age for marriage is 14 years for males and 12 years for females in a civil marriage; 16 years for males and 12 years for females in a Muslim marriage; 18 years for males and 14 years for females in a Hindu
marriage; and 18 years for males and 16 for females in Orisa marriage.
22. As reported by Uganda Bureau of Statistics, marriages with or without parental consent may occur much earlier than 18 years of age.
a. Under exceptional circumstances.
b. Require the necessary consent unless the Supreme Court certifies that the proposed marriage appears to be proper.
c. Minimum legal ages at marriage may vary across states/provinces, ethnic groups, religious groups or forms of marriage.
d. Marriages between adolescents have to be approved by their parents, although there does exist the option that, if the parents do not give their consent, a judge may authorize the marriage.
e. Exceptions may be made in case of force majeure
f. The consent of a minor future husband or wife shall not be valid unless supported by that of the father and mother. This consent must be free and without defect.
g. Requires authorization of civil court.
h. The State Procurator may, in a serious case, grant a dispensation of the minimum legal age.
i. The marriage of minors under the age of legal majority is subject to the consent of their guardians. If the guardian refuses consent and the future couple remain insistent, the marriage may be authorized by a judge.
j. In case the woman is pregnant or has already given birth to a child at the age of 16, dispensation might be granted from the rule concerning age.
k. No minimum legal age for marriage. The constitution states that men and women of "full age and capacity" shall have the right to marry and find a family.
l. According to Civil Code.
m. Although provision exists, the Government reports that it is not enforced, since it is no longer customary to permit marriage of girls at the age of nine.
n. Requires the written consent of the Minister responsible
o. Special authorization to contract mariage may be grantd to a young man or woman who has not yet reached that age (18) by family court judge competent to perform marriages.
p. Requires parental consent for minors.
q. There is no legislation specifying the minimum age at marriage for men and women.
r. Under statutory marriage, the parties must be over 21 years old. (persons under 21 years of age may marry with parental consent unless a court has dispensed with this requirement)
s. Under customary law, the emphasis is on physical maturity rather than on the chronological age, a girl of 14 years of age who has the attributes of a physically 'fit' person may enter into a valid customary marriage.
t. The legal minimum age for marriage varies by State.
u. Based on age of majority. Marriage may not be contracted with a minor, except where such marriage will entail some clear benefit.    
 
Sources:
Compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division (DYB 2011: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2011/notes/notes24.pdf) and supplemented by data from the periodic country
reports to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), available from the websites, http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw, and data published by
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2011). World Fertility Policies 2011 (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.11.XIII.5).
UNPD United Nations Population Division
UNSD United Nations Statistics Division
CEDAW Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Technical notes:
Marriage is defined in terms of the laws of the individual country or area.
 

 

 

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