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Children at work Survey year

Children in employment

% of children ages 7–14 in employment

% of children ages 7–14

Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudang Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Tanzaniah Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkeyi Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela, RBd Vietnam West Bank and Gaza Yemen, Rep. Zambia Zimbabwe

2000 2008 2005 2005 2007

2006 1999 1999 2000 2000

2006 2005 2005/06 2005 2006 2000 2006 2005/06 2005

2005 2006 2006 2006 2008 1999

Total

Male

Female

Work only

Study and work

1.4 .. 7.5 .. 18.5 6.9 14.9 .. .. .. 43.5 27.7 .. 17.0 19.1 11.2 .. .. 6.6 8.9 31.1 15.1 .. 38.7 3.9 .. 2.6 .. 38.2 17.3 .. .. .. .. 5.1 5.1 21.3 .. 18.3 34.4 14.3

1.7 .. 8.0 .. 24.4 7.2 14.9 .. .. .. 45.5 29.0 .. 20.4 21.5 11.4 .. .. 8.8 8.7 35.0 15.7 .. 39.8 5.2 .. 3.3 .. 39.8 18.0 .. .. .. .. 5.3 6.9 21.0 .. 20.7 35.4 15.3

1.1 .. 7.0 .. 12.6 6.6 14.9 .. .. .. 41.5 26.4 .. 13.4 16.8 10.9 .. .. 4.3 9.1 27.1 14.4 .. 37.4 2.8 .. 1.8 .. 36.5 16.6 .. .. .. .. 4.9 3.3 21.6 .. 15.9 33.3 13.3

20.7 .. 18.5 .. 61.9 2.1 57.7 .. .. .. 53.5 5.1 .. 5.4 55.9 14.0 .. .. 34.6 9.0 28.2 4.2 .. 29.8 12.8 .. 38.8 .. 7.7 0.1 .. .. .. .. 1.0 19.8 11.9 .. 30.9 18.6 12.0

79.3 .. 81.5 .. 38.1 97.9 42.3 .. .. .. 46.5 94.9 .. 94.6 44.1 86.0 .. .. 65.4 91.0 71.8 95.8 .. 70.2 87.2 .. 61.2 .. 92.3 99.9 .. .. .. .. 99.0 80.2 88.1 .. 69.1 81.4 88.0

Employment by economic activitya

Status in employmenta

% of children ages 7–14 in employment

% of children ages 7–14 in employment SelfUnpaid employed Wage family

Agriculture Manufacturing

97.1 .. 85.5 .. 79.1 .. 83.8 .. .. .. .. .. .. 71.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. 85.3 .. .. 82.9 .. .. 57.1 .. 95.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. 32.3 .. .. .. 91.9 ..

0.0 .. 0.7 .. 5.0 .. 0.8 .. .. .. .. .. .. 13.1 .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.7 .. .. 1.3 .. .. 14.3 .. 1.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. 7.2 .. .. .. 0.7 ..

Services

2.3 .. 10.5 .. 14.0 .. 13.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. 15.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. 14.0 .. .. 15.1 .. .. 27.1 .. 3.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. 55.7 .. .. .. 7.0 ..

4.5 .. 14.8 .. 6.3 .. 9.7 .. .. .. .. 7.1 .. 2.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. 56.3 .. .. 5.0 .. .. 2.1 .. 1.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. 31.6 .. .. .. 2.9 3.4

.. .. 12.8 .. 4.4 5.2 0.9 .. .. .. 1.6 7.1 .. 8.3 7.3 10.4 .. .. 21.5 24.2 0.9 13.5 .. 1.6 29.8 .. 34.1 .. 1.5 3.1 .. .. .. .. 3.8 33.1 5.9 .. 6.1 3.9 28.4

92.9e .. 72.3 .. 84.1 89.4 87.8 .. .. .. 94.8 85.8 .. 88.0 81.3 85.9 .. .. 68.8 71.3 42.8 e 80.0 .. 93.4 64.9 63.8 .. 97.1 79.3 .. .. .. .. 78.6 35.3 91.2 .. 86.1 93.1 68.2

a. Shares may not sum to 100 percent because of a residual category not included in the table. b. Covers only Angola-secured territory. c. Refers to unpaid workers, regardless of whether they are family workers. d. Covers children ages 10–14. e. Refers to family workers, regardless of whether they are paid. f. Covers children ages 12–14. g. Northern Sudan only. h. Refers mainly to work on own shamba. i. Estimates are for children ages 6–14.

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