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In this study, an assessment was made of the multifaceted socio-economic consequences of early marriage for both the individual and the community. This chapter presents findings collected using structured questionnaire, According to the findings of the latter early marriage is now well recognized as causing diverse, complex and inter-related socio-economic, psychological and educational problems for young girls. Most of the key participant disapproved of the practice by reporting a number of specific negative consequences. Family is the fundamental unit of any society, and the welfare of a society directly affects the well being of families that constitute it. The stability of marriage has important direct effects on the well being of a family. A major negative consequence of early marriage is socio-economic instability disagreements and eventually divorce or separation for instance as a result of poverty, low educational status and both can often be attributed to the exceptionally high prevalence of early marriage in Suleja Community.