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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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school or work?

10% of children aged 10-14 are neither at school nor at work…
  • Most of these children are engaged in household chores not considered as economic activity. The percentage is almost double among 5-9 year old children, mainly because many of these children are below the starting age for schooling in their country.
Activity status of children in 2000
number of children age groups
5-9 year olds
10-14
year olds
15-17
year olds
(‘000s) 600,200 599,200 332,100
% at work 12.2 23.0 42.4
- at work only 5.4 13.1 31.1
- at work and at
school
6.8 9.9 11.3
% at school,
but not at work
68.0 66.9 43.4
% neither at
school nor at work
19.8 10.1 14.2


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