SDG 16 · Indicator
Children involved in child labor
% of population aged 5 to 14
Ratings provide a visual representation of a country’s performance on the indicator.
Significant challenges remain
Major challenges remain
The percentage of children, between the age of 5-14 years old, involved in child labor at the time of the survey. A child is considered to be involved in child labor under the following conditions: (a) children 5-11 years old who, during the reference week, did at least one hour of economic activity or at least 28 hours of household chores, or (b) children 12-14 years old who, during the reference week, did at least 14 hours of economic activity or at least 28 hours of household chores. We assumed 0% child labor for high-income countries for which no data was reported.
The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.
UNICEF (2017). Child Labour. Available from: http://data.unicef.org/topic/child-protection/child-labour/