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People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14 > Total number: 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 India 26.97 million 2013
2 Nigeria 11.4 million 2013
3 Ethiopia 10.69 million 2013
South Asia average (profile) 8.68 million 2013
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.28 million 2013
5 Bangladesh 4.49 million 2013
6 Indonesia 4.03 million 2013
7 Afghanistan 3.25 million 2013
8 Tanzania 2.82 million 2013
9 Haiti 2.59 million 2013
10 Peru 2.55 million 2013
11 Vietnam 2.55 million 2013
12 Nepal 2.47 million 2013
13 Kenya 2.15 million 2013
14 Madagascar 1.83 million 2013
15 Ghana 1.81 million 2013
16 Cote d'Ivoire 1.8 million 2013
17 Niger 1.56 million 2013
18 Burkina Faso 1.52 million 2013
19 Mali 1.49 million 2013
20 Chad 1.48 million 2013
21 Cameroon 1.4 million 2013
22 Mozambique 1.37 million 2013
23 Cambodia 1.35 million 2013
24 Yemen 1.33 million 2013
25 Somalia 1.15 million 2013
26 Mexico 1.11 million 2013
27 Egypt 1.07 million 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.04 million 2013
28 Benin 1.02 million 2013
29 Zambia 1 million 2013
30 Malawi 993,318 2013
31 Colombia 988,362 2013
32 Brazil 959,942 2013
33 Guatemala 929,852 2013
34 Angola 832,895 2013
35 Thailand 818,399 2013
36 Rwanda 783,113 2013
37 Togo 774,801 2013
38 Iraq 715,737 2013
39 Senegal 657,216 2013
40 Sierra Leone 573,287 2013
41 Guinea 571,774 2013
42 Kyrgyzstan 563,920 2013
43 Bolivia 553,323 2013
44 Central African Republic 532,518 2013
45 Morocco 500,960 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 473,794.17 2013
46 Argentina 435,252 2013
47 Burundi 433,187 2013
48 Venezuela 404,092 2013
49 Ukraine 356,213 2013
50 Turkey 321,866 2013
51 Algeria 304,358 2013
52 Honduras 280,809 2013
53 Congo, Republic of the 252,171 2013
54 Ecuador 227,599 2013
55 Guinea-Bissau 226,316 2013
56 Nicaragua 223,992 2013
57 Paraguay 205,297 2013
58 Syria 192,915 2013
59 Dominican Republic 180,423 2013
60 El Salvador 179,303 2013
61 Liberia 177,160 2013
62 Laos 175,138 2013
63 Tajikistan 164,432 2013
64 Mauritania 127,251 2013
65 Uganda 117,266 2013
66 Georgia 113,106 2013
67 Azerbaijan 106,626 2013
68 Mongolia 106,203 2013
69 The Gambia 103,389 2013
70 Lesotho 103,020 2013
71 Chile 82,882 2013
72 Albania 72,818 2013
73 Moldova 72,364 2013
74 Panama 59,294 2013
75 Kazakhstan 59,254 2013
76 Lebanon 54,387 2013
77 Belarus 54,218 2013
78 Uruguay 51,879 2013
79 Botswana 45,036 2013
80 Comoros 39,550 2013
81 Costa Rica 39,082 2013
82 Jamaica 38,516 2013
83 Portugal 36,569 2013
84 Serbia 36,141 2013
85 Equatorial Guinea 35,382 2013
86 Guyana 30,255 2013
87 Swaziland 28,043 2013
88 Belize 27,751 2013
89 Romania 26,658 2013
90 Bhutan 25,801 2013
91 Bosnia and Herzegovina 24,722 2013
92 Armenia 19,596 2013
93 Republic of Macedonia 16,782 2013
94 Djibouti 13,176 2013
95 East Timor 10,510 2013
96 Montenegro 8,520 2013
97 Suriname 6,094 2013
98 Bahrain 5,530 2013
99 Sao Tome and Principe 3,235 2013
100 Cape Verde 1,948 2013
101 Trinidad and Tobago 1,201 2013

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