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Child Labour Statistics

This database presents data compiled by or sponsored by the ILO, along with data from national statistical agencies and other sources. We have included links to the source web sites and references to the relevant print publications held in the ILO Library.

Definitions
Child labour slated for abolition falls into the following three categories:

(1) Labour that is performed by a child who is under the minimum age specified for that kind of work (as defined by national legislation, in accordance with accepted international standards), and that is thus likely to impede the child's education and full development.
(2) Labour that jeopardizes the physical, mental or moral well-being of a child, either because of its nature or because of the conditions in which it is carried out, known as hazardous work.
(3) The unconditional worst forms of child labour, which are internationally defined as slavery, trafficking, debt bondage and other forms of forced labour, forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, prostitution and pornography, and illicit activities.

Methodologies
Six basic methods of data collection have been applied to generate child labour statistics and information. The following countries and territories make their Child Labour Statistics available online. Many of the surveys have been sponsored by the ILO's Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC). Statistics of Economically Active Population by age group (10-14) for some countries are also available from the ILOSTAT database.

A

Afghanistan; Albania; Angola; Anguilla; Argentina; Armenia; Asia and the Pacific; Australia; Azerbaijan

B

Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Burundi

C

Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; Colombia; Comoros; Congo (Brazaville); Congo, Democratic Republic of; Costa Rica; Côte D'Ivoire

D

Djibouti; Dominican Republic

E

East Timor; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Estonia; Ethiopia

F

Fiji

G

Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana

H

Haiti; Honduras

I

Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Italy

J

Jamaica; Jordan

K

Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan

L

Lao People's Democratic Republic; Latin America and the Caribbean; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Lithuania

M

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mexico; Middle East and North Africa; Moldova, Republic Of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique

N

Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria

O

P

Pakistan; Palestinian Territory; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Portugal

Q

R

Romania; Russian Federation; Rwanda

S

Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sub-Saharan Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic

T

Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Thailand; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey

U

Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Uzbekistan

V

Venezuela; Viet Nam

W

World

Y

Yemen

Z

Zambia; Zimbabwe


 
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