The economics of India’s high prevalence of child brides
Rapid economic growth and education must fight this fallout of poverty and a preference for male children
The government is considering raising the minimum legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, to reduce the prevalence of child brides (below 18) in India. This is, of course, well intentioned. If only the problem were so simple that it could be solved with the stroke of a pen.