This article examines the causes and impacts of early marriage in the East Java province, Indonesia. This study employed a mixed method approach to conduct the research. This study identifies that the causes of early marriage are not just economic, but also sociocultural. Girls who are married early not only are at risk of health problems but also are restricted in their education and work opportunities. In some cases, early marriage is also closely related to the possibility of intimate partner violence. This study highlight the need for close attention to early marriage in Indonesia, which affects many young women and underage girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-94
Number of pages24
JournalSociologia, Problemas e Praticas
Issue number101
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Indonesia
  • abuse
  • child marriage
  • early marriage
  • girls
  • violence


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