Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sports, Health, and Physical Education, ISMINA 2021, 28-29 April 2021, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Child marriage: the unspoken consequence of COVID-19

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-4-2021.2312236,
        author={Efa  Nugroho and Najib  Najib and Mugia Bayu Rahardja},
        title={Child marriage: the unspoken consequence of COVID-19},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sports, Health, and Physical Education, ISMINA 2021, 28-29 April 2021, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISMINA},
        year={2021},
        month={10},
        keywords={indonesia teenage marriage culture covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-4-2021.2312236}
    }
    
  • Efa Nugroho
    Najib Najib
    Mugia Bayu Rahardja
    Year: 2021
    Child marriage: the unspoken consequence of COVID-19
    ISMINA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-4-2021.2312236
Efa Nugroho1,*, Najib Najib2, Mugia Bayu Rahardja3
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
  • 2: Badan Kependudukan dan Keluarga Berencana Nasional of Central Java, Indonesia
  • 3: Research Center for Population Research, Badan Kependudukan dan Keluarga Berencana Nasional, Indonesia
*Contact email: efa.nugroho@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

Covid-19 has had a major negative impact on the lives. One of them is an additional 10 million child marriages this decade. An increase in the number of child marriages has also occurred in Indonesia. This study used the 2017 IDHS data. To strengthen the study, references from relevant journal articles were also added. In Indonesia, the provinces with the highest percentage of teenage marriage aged 10-14 years were Central Java (52.1%), South Kalimantan (9%), West Java (7.5%), while the provinces with the highest percentage of cases of teenage marriage aged 15-19 years were Central Kalimantan (52.1%), West Java (50.2%), and South Kalimantan (48.4%). Child marriage has jumped up to 300 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child marriage were due to differences in knowledge, education, economy and culture factors in various regions in Indonesia.