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Purnendu Modak
Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta, India Address of the workplace: University of Calcutta, 56 A, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700050

Modak, Purnendu. "AN ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF GIRLS CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 2195-2214, Accessed 2018.
Modak, P. (2018, May). AN ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF GIRLS CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 2195-2214. Retrieved from
Modak, Purnendu. "AN ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF GIRLS CHILD MARRIAGE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 2195-2214. Accessed , 2018.

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The present study analyzes the Determinants of Girls Child Marriage in India, using the District level household Survey-4 (2012-13) data on household, ever married women and villages level data in India. In this study we can find, the largest drop in the prevalence of child marriage has been observed in the under-15 marriages, while marriages in the age group 15-17 years continue to occur quite common in a number of states in India. Moreover, the Mean age of marriage for Indian women has risen steadily over the years in every state, including those where the prevalence of child marriage is quite significant, such as West Bengal, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh etc. Moreover, individual and household socioeconomic characteristics, such as place of residence, education, religion and caste are important in determining factor of child marriage (only females) in India. The present study shows that, there is a greater tendency towards child marriage among rural women, irrespective of educational and wealth differences between rural and urban women in India. From this paper, we can find the girls with secondary and higher education had much lower chances of early marriage compared to illiterate ones. Thus, education and early marriage are closely linked. However, Wealth Quintile, Village Infrastructure Quintile and household with BPL card are three crucial significant factor for child marriage in India.