Average working hours of children, study and work, female, ages 7-14 (hours per week) - Country Ranking

Definition: Average working hours of children studying and working refer to the average weekly working hours of those children who are attending school in combination with economic activity.

Source: Understanding Children's Work project based on data from ILO, UNICEF and the World Bank.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Namibia 41.10 1999
2 Senegal 36.80 2011
3 Lao PDR 34.70 2010
4 Bangladesh 31.70 2013
5 Paraguay 29.25 2014
6 Guatemala 26.94 2014
7 Somalia 26.80 2006
8 Liberia 22.60 2010
9 Timor-Leste 21.90 2007
10 Pakistan 21.70 2011
11 Bolivia 21.13 2013
12 Egypt 20.90 2009
13 El Salvador 19.07 2013
14 Madagascar 18.20 2007
15 Cambodia 17.60 2012
16 Mali 17.00 2013
17 Dominican Republic 16.64 2012
18 Nepal 16.50 2008
19 Mauritania 16.23 2011
20 Brazil 16.16 2013
21 Yemen 16.10 2010
22 Burkina Faso 15.90 2010
22 Jordan 15.90 2007
24 Togo 15.80 2010
25 Honduras 15.77 2014
26 Ethiopia 15.70 2011
27 Indonesia 14.90 2010
28 Central African Republic 14.30 2010
29 Kyrgyz Republic 13.80 2007
29 Mongolia 13.80 2012
31 Tanzania 13.73 2014
32 The Gambia 13.50 2008
33 Azerbaijan 13.40 2005
34 Mexico 13.16 2013
35 Tajikistan 13.10 2005
36 Ghana 12.90 2006
36 Guinea 12.90 2012
38 Mozambique 12.70 2008
39 Albania 12.60 2010
40 Colombia 12.52 2014
41 Angola 12.50 2001
41 Turkey 12.50 2006
43 Guinea-Bissau 12.40 2006
44 Nicaragua 12.30 2012
45 Venezuela 12.10 2013
46 Rwanda 11.90 2011
47 Vietnam 11.30 2012
47 Syrian Arab Republic 11.30 2006
49 Romania 10.70 2000
50 Ecuador 10.64 2015
51 Burundi 10.60 2010
52 Uganda 10.50 2012
53 Benin 10.20 2012
54 Cameroon 10.10 2011
55 Afghanistan 9.20 2011
56 Dem. Rep. Congo 9.10 2010
56 Côte d'Ivoire 9.10 2012
58 Uruguay 9.00 2009
59 Kenya 8.70 2000
60 Panama 8.45 2014
61 Sierra Leone 8.20 2013
62 Lesotho 8.00 2000
63 Thailand 7.90 2005
64 Gabon 7.80 2012
65 Chile 7.70 2012
66 Sri Lanka 7.60 2009
66 Costa Rica 7.60 2011
68 Iraq 7.40 2011
69 Philippines 7.00 2011
70 Niger 6.90 2012
71 Nigeria 6.81 2011
72 Congo 6.80 2012
73 Moldova 6.50 2009
73 Kazakhstan 6.50 2006
75 Chad 6.30 2010
75 Trinidad and Tobago 6.30 2006
77 Haiti 5.50 2012
78 Malawi 5.24 2014
79 Tunisia 5.00 2012
80 Georgia 4.40 2006
81 Zambia 4.30 2008
82 Uzbekistan 4.10 2005
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.00 2006
84 Swaziland 3.80 2010
85 Serbia 3.68 2014
86 Armenia 3.50 2010
87 Ukraine 3.00 2012
88 Macedonia 2.30 2011
89 Belarus 2.10 2012
90 Jamaica 1.90 2011

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Development Relevance: In most countries more boys are involved in employment, or the gender difference is small. However, girls are often more present in hidden or underreported forms of employment such as domestic service, and in almost all societies girls bear greater responsibility for household chores in their own homes, work that lies outside the System of National Accounts production boundary and is thus not considered in estimates of children's employment.

Limitations and Exceptions: The time series may not be comparable across countries and over time due to differences in survey instruments and survey type.

Periodicity: Annual