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Minimum legal age of marriage for males

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MARLEGALAGEM reports the age the respondent believes is the minimum legal age for males to marry in that country.

Comparability — Index



MARLEGALAGEM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MARLEGALAGEM is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — India [top]

According to the DHS Final Report for India 1992, the minimum legal marriage age for India has changed over time. Per India's Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1978, the minimum legal age for males to marry was 21 years.


  • India 1992: Ever-married women age 13-49.
  • India: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B