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source: www.ilo.org/public/english/
standards/ipec/simpoc/others/
globalest.pdf


Every Child Counts, New Global Estimates on Child Labour, ILO - Geneva, April 2002

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In 2000 about 351 million children* were economically active worldwide…
gender & age group total population
(‘000s)
number at work
(‘000s)
work ratio
(%)
Boys
5-9 308,500 38,100 12.3
10-14 307,900 70,900 23.0
5-14 616,400 109,000 17.7
15-17 170,200 75,100 44.1
Total Boys 786,600 184,100 23.4
Girls
5- 9 291,800 35,000 12.0
10-14 291,300 66,800 22.9
5-14 583,100 101,800 17.5
15-17 161,800 65,800 40.7
Total Girls 744,900 167,600 22.5
Total1,531,100 351,700 23.0


*Ages 5 to 17.
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