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People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14 > Percentage: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14, which gives the percent of children aged 5-14 (or the age range specified) engaged in child labor. We define “child labor” as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children. Such labor may deprive them of the opportunity to attend school, oblige them to leave school prematurely, or require them to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work. In its most extreme forms, child labor involves children being enslaved, separated from their families, exposed to serious hazards and illnesses, and/or left to fend for themselves on the streets of large cities – often a very early age.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Guinea-Bissau 57% 2010
2 Ethiopia 53% 2005
3 Somalia 49% 2006
=4 Chad 48% 2010
=4 Sierra Leone 48% 2005
=6 Togo 47% 2010
=6 Central African Republic 47% 2006
8 Benin 46% 2006
9 Niger 43% 2006
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo 42% 2010
11 Zambia 41% 2013
12 Kyrgyzstan 40.3% 2013
13 Belize 40% 2001
14 Cambodia 39% 2001
15 Burkina Faso 38% 2006
16 Mali 36% 2010
=17 Cote d'Ivoire 35% 2006
=17 Rwanda 35% 2000
=19 Peru 34% 2013
=19 Nepal 34% 2008
=19 Ghana 34% 2006
22 Cameroon 31% 2006
23 Nigeria 29% 2007
=24 Madagascar 28% 2013
=24 Equatorial Guinea 28% 2000
26 Comoros 27% 2000
=27 Bolivia 26% 2013
=27 Malawi 26% 2006
=27 Kenya 26% 2000
=30 Afghanistan 25% 2013
=30 Uganda 25% 2013
=30 The Gambia 25% 2006
=30 Congo, Republic of the 25% 2005
=30 Guinea 25% 2003
35 Angola 24% 2001
=36 Yemen 23% 2006
=36 Lesotho 23% 2000
=38 Mozambique 22% 2008
=38 Senegal 22% 2005
=40 Tanzania 21% 2013
=40 Guatemala 21% 2013
=40 Liberia 21% 2007
=40 Haiti 21% 2006
44 Burundi 19% 2005
=45 Bhutan 18% 2010
=45 Georgia 18% 2005
=45 Mongolia 18% 2005
=48 Moldova 16% 2009
=48 Mauritania 16% 2007
=48 Guyana 16% 2006
=48 Vietnam 16% 2006
=48 Honduras 16% 2002
53 Paraguay 15% 2004
54 Nicaragua 14% 2013
55 Bangladesh 13% 2006
=56 India 12% 2006
=56 Albania 12% 2005
=58 Iraq 11% 2006
=58 Laos 11% 2006
=60 Tajikistan 10% 2005
=60 Montenegro 10% 2005
=60 Dominican Republic 10% 2000
=63 Colombia 9% 2013
=63 Botswana 9% 2013
=63 Swaziland 9% 2000
=66 Ecuador 8% 2008
=66 Morocco 8% 2007
=66 Sao Tome and Principe 8% 2006
=66 Djibouti 8% 2006
=66 Thailand 8% 2006
=66 Venezuela 8% 2000
=72 Panama 7% 2013
=72 Indonesia 7% 2013
=72 Argentina 7% 2013
=72 Uruguay 7% 2006
=72 Egypt 7% 2005
=72 Ukraine 7% 2005
=72 Azerbaijan 7% 2005
=72 Lebanon 7% 2000
=80 Suriname 6% 2006
=80 Jamaica 6% 2005
=80 Republic of Macedonia 6% 2005
=83 Mexico 5% 2009
=83 Algeria 5% 2006
=83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5% 2006
=83 Belarus 5% 2005
=83 Costa Rica 5% 2002
=83 Bahrain 5% 2000
=89 El Salvador 4% 2013
=89 Armenia 4% 2013
=89 Syria 4% 2006
=89 Serbia 4% 2005
=89 East Timor 4% 2002
=94 Cape Verde 3% 2013
=94 Portugal 3% 2013
=94 Turkey 3% 2013
=94 Brazil 3% 2013
=94 Chile 3% 2003
99 Kazakhstan 2% 2006
=100 Trinidad and Tobago 1% 2006
=100 Romania 1% 2000

Citation

People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14 > Percentage: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14 > Percentage

  • All of the top 5 countries by child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage are Hot countries.
  • All of the top 8 countries by child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage are Sub-Saharan African.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage are Failed states’ .
  • Peru ranked first for child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.
  • 3 of the top 5 countries by child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage are Muslim.
  • 5 of the top 9 countries by child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage are Former French colonies'.
  • Belize ranked first for child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2001.
  • Ethiopia ranked first for child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Cote d'Ivoire ranked first for child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
  • India ranked second for child labor > children ages 5-14 > percentage amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
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