Education and the worst forms of child labour

An assessment of education and the worst forms of child labour: How do education policies and programmes work (or not work) for children?

The general objective of the study was to analyze the linkage between education and child labour, especially those engaged in the worst forms of labour.

The report is divided into several parts. Part I outlines the research objectives, design and methodology of the study. Part II describes the structure, policies and programmes of the Philippine educational system. Part III describes the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of working children/child labourers. Part IV describes the school policies and practices that undermine and/or support the schooling of working children/child labourers while Part V links the macro education policies and micro education practices, highlighting the barriers to implementation of education policies.