Child labour statistics

Numbers on the extent, characteristics and determinants of child labour are provided by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC), which is the statistical arm of IPEC. SIMPOC assists countries in the collection, documentation, processing and analysis of child labour relevant data. This website makes available a wealth of statistical tools, data, reports, like specific questionnaires for child labour surveys; manuals and training kits on how to carry out child labour data collection in households, schools and at the workplace; guidance on how to properly process and analyse the collected information; micro datasets and survey reports from around the world; research on critical statistical issues; regular trend reports.

Manuals and tools


Model questionnaires


Key resources

  1. Sampling for household-based surveys of child labour

    This manual presents a wide range of sampling techniques for household-based child labour surveys with a particular emphasis on sampling design and selection procedures. It is meant to assist survey professionals in statistical offices, universities and research organizations.

  1. ILO-IPEC interactive tools in sampling with household-based child labour surveys

    SIMPOC, ILO-IPEC's Statistical programme, is developing a set of interactive tools in sampling with household-based child labour surveys or, more generally, surveys dealing with work-related activities of children living in private households.