Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia

  title={Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia},
  author={N. John and Jeffrey Edmeades and Lydia Murithi},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
BackgroundDespite an understanding of the circumstances of child marriage, including how it limits agency and erodes childhood support systems, not much is known about the relationship between child marriage and mental health of child brides, especially in the sub-Saharan African context. To address this gap, we use large-scale population-based data from ever-married women aged 18–45 in Niger (n = 2764) and Ethiopia (n = 4149) to examine the association of child marriage with overall… Expand
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