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Child marriage and Infant mortality: Causal Evidence from the Ethiopian Chi...

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This study uses a fuzzy regression discontinuity design exploiting age discontinuities in the degree of exposure to a law that raised the legal age of marriage for women from 15 to 18 years in some regions of Ethiopia to provide the fi rst evidence on (a) the bene ficial effects on child marriage and infant mortality of laws that ban underage marriage and on (b) the causal effect of delaying women's age at cohabitation on infant mortality.

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