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source: www.ilo.org/public/english/
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Every Child Counts, New Global Estimates on Child Labour, ILO - Geneva, April 2002

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Asian and African children: the hardest workers…

Regional estimates of economically active children* (2000)
region number of children
(in millions)
work ratio
(%)
Sub-Saharan Africa 48.0 29
Asia and the Pacific 127.3 19
Latin America & Caribbean 17.4 16
Middle East & North Africa 13.4 15
Transition economies 2.4 4
Developed economies 2.5 2
Total 211 18


*Ages 5 to 14.
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