The study focuses on the present scenario of early
marriage in Bangladesh and also examines the factors
that are associated with early marriage. The study used
secondary data from Bangladesh Demographic and
Health Survey (BDHS) 2011. This data includes face to
face interview of 17,872 ever married women aged 12-49
throughout Bangladesh. Cross tabulation and Chi-Square
tests were used in this study to examine the determinants
of age at first marriage. Logistic regression analysis was
applied to find out the most significant factors of early
marriage. It was found that respondent’s education,
husband’s education, place of residence, religion and
respondent’s work status have the significant effect on
early marriage in Bangladesh.
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