Publications on child labour


  1. Child labour baseline survey - conducted in Wakiso, Rakai and Mbale Districts, Uganda

    12 October 2009

    The Child labour baseline survey was carried out in the three districts of Rakai, Wakiso and Mbale. This is the first stand alone study on child labour carried out in Uganda. The broad objective of the survey was to collect high quality data on children to facilitate the measurement of the levels and nature of child labour. The data collection was carried out during the months of July and August 2009.

  2. Legislative Compliance Review on Child Labour Laws in Fiji

    01 September 2009

    This report examines Fiji¿s compliance with the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182). Fiji ratified Convention No. 182 in 2002 and Convention No. 138 in 2003. The Employment Relations Promulgation 2007 updated Fiji¿s labour laws and brought them more in line with Convention No. 138 and No. 182, however, there are still major gaps in the application of the Conventions in Fiji¿s laws.


  1. Child labour, education and health: A review of the literature

    19 November 2008

    This paper reviews the rapidly-expanding literature on the relationships between child labour, education and health. With the renewed interest in child labour as an economic and social problem, researchers have attempted to assess its linkages to the core elements of human capital, hoping to solve continuing riddles in development policy and improve the quality of life for the world¿s poorest and most disadvantaged inhabitants.

  2. Sampling for household-based surveys of child labour

    15 October 2008

    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. Many of the concepts and approaches introduced by the Manual are illustrated with examples from SIMPOC child labour surveys conducted in all major world regions.


  1. The end of child labour: Within reach

    01 June 2006

    The fight against child labour in the world continues to be a daunting challenge, but this Global Report provides evidence that a breakthrough could be in the making. We are beginning to see an encouraging reduction in child labour – especially its worst forms – in many areas of the world.

  2. IPEC action against child labour 2004-2005: Progress and future priorities

    01 February 2006

    Presents the implementation report of the International Labour Organization’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) for the 2004-05 biennium. Summarizes IPEC’s response to the problem of child labour and its various strategies to assist ILO member States to prevent and eliminate it. Focuses on trends in IPEC’s technical cooperation, advisory services and programme management and provides an overview of IPEC’s Programme and Budget for 2006-07.


  1. IPEC action against child labour 2002-2003: Progress and future priorities

    01 January 2004

    This report is divided into three parts. Part I is the programme implementation report for IPEC for the biennium 2002-03. It provides an overview of the worldwide child labour problem and reports on the Programme's strategy and achievements to address it.


  1. IPEC Action Against Child Labour 2000-2001: Progress and future priorities

    01 January 2002

  2. Children at work: Health and safety risks (second edition)

    01 January 2002

    This publication provides information on hazardous occupations so that priorities can be set by the legislators, policy-makers and authorities at national, municipal and community levels, including traditional leaders. The main feature of this publication is to propose a strategy from a health perspective to address the problem of child labour. It identifies a possible model which may be of interest to a broad audience.


  1. IPEC Action Against Child Labour: Achievements, lessons learned and indicaitons for the future (1998-1999)

    01 October 1999

    Summarizes the activities of the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in 1998-1999 and its impact on children, parents and communities. Analyses action at the national level and provides examples of initiatives in several developing countries. Describes IPEC’s contribution towards the worldwide movement against child labour, future IPEC strategies, and the management and coordination of IPEC.