ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Child Marriage Law and Freedom of Choice in Bangladesh

While the Government of Bangladesh seems to be genuinely concerned about the social challenges caused by the practice of child marriage and the laws governing such a marriage, its approach to the issue seems confused and may ultimately be counterproductive.

Bangladesh's Achievements in Social Development Indicators

As the gains of Bangladesh from low-cost solutions are reaped, this analysis warns that further progress may increasingly depend on higher public social spending and an improvement in service delivery systems. Further, reductions in child and maternal mortality will require more expensive interventions and the provision of relatively costly health services. While remarkable progress has been made in school enrolment, especially for girls, there are serious concerns now about the quality of education.
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