SDG 16 · Indicator

Children involved in child labor

% of population aged 5 to 14


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Description

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.

Long-Term Objective

Leave no one behind

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.

Reference

UNICEF (2017). Child Labour. Available from: http://data.unicef.org/topic/child-protection/child-labour/

Children involved in child labor