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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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hazardous childhood

In 2000, about 170 million children were employed in hazardous jobs worldwide…

age groupeconomically active
children (‘000s)
child labour*
(‘000s)
children in
hazardous work (‘000s)
5-14210,800 186,300 111,300
15-17 140,900 59,200 59,200

Hazardous jobs by gender
gender & age group children in hazardous
work (‘000s)
gender distribution
(%)
boys 61,300 55.1
girls 50,000 44.9
total 5-14 111,300
boys 34,400 58.1
girls 24,800 41.9
total 15-17 59,200


* This includes children in hazardous jobs as well as children between 5 to 14 working more than 14 hours/week. It doesn’t take into account the number of children between 15 and 17 working less than 14 hours per week.
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