Average working hours of children, study and work, male, 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 Senegal 42.00 2011
2 Lao PDR 34.00 2010
3 Guatemala 32.85 2014
4 Bangladesh 32.37 2013
5 Paraguay 29.36 2014
6 Jordan 28.00 2007
7 Pakistan 25.70 2011
8 Somalia 25.60 2006
9 Namibia 24.40 1999
10 Liberia 22.30 2010
11 Mauritania 20.98 2011
12 Dominican Republic 20.94 2012
13 Timor-Leste 20.80 2007
14 Ethiopia 20.50 2011
15 El Salvador 20.43 2013
16 Bolivia 19.06 2013
17 Burkina Faso 18.80 2010
18 Venezuela 18.64 2013
19 Egypt 18.60 2009
20 Cambodia 17.80 2012
21 Guinea 17.70 2012
22 Yemen 17.40 2010
23 Brazil 17.38 2013
24 Madagascar 17.20 2007
25 Central African Republic 16.80 2010
26 Togo 16.50 2010
27 Mongolia 16.40 2012
28 Nepal 16.20 2008
29 Mali 15.70 2013
29 Turkey 15.70 2006
31 Nicaragua 15.41 2012
32 Colombia 15.26 2014
33 Tanzania 14.60 2014
34 Ghana 14.50 2006
35 Azerbaijan 14.40 2005
36 Albania 14.20 2010
37 Afghanistan 14.10 2011
38 Mexico 13.91 2013
39 Indonesia 13.90 2010
40 Honduras 13.61 2014
41 Kyrgyz Republic 13.60 2007
42 Guinea-Bissau 13.40 2006
43 The Gambia 13.30 2008
44 Tajikistan 13.10 2005
44 Mozambique 13.10 2008
46 Syrian Arab Republic 12.70 2006
47 Rwanda 12.66 2011
48 Angola 12.50 2001
48 Burundi 12.50 2010
48 Cameroon 12.50 2011
51 Vietnam 11.80 2012
52 Iraq 11.20 2011
53 Ecuador 11.02 2015
54 Benin 11.00 2012
55 Uganda 10.70 2012
56 Côte d'Ivoire 10.60 2012
57 Kenya 10.00 2000
58 Romania 9.70 2000
59 Uruguay 9.50 2009
60 Lesotho 9.00 2000
61 Panama 8.99 2014
62 Dem. Rep. Congo 8.90 2010
63 Thailand 8.70 2005
64 Sierra Leone 8.50 2013
65 Costa Rica 8.30 2011
66 Chile 8.10 2012
66 Sri Lanka 8.10 2009
68 Congo 7.80 2012
69 Niger 7.40 2012
69 Moldova 7.40 2009
71 Nigeria 7.25 2011
72 Gabon 7.20 2012
72 Philippines 7.20 2011
74 Kazakhstan 6.80 2006
75 Trinidad and Tobago 6.70 2006
76 Chad 6.40 2010
76 Armenia 6.40 2010
78 Haiti 6.30 2012
79 Malawi 5.87 2014
80 Georgia 5.40 2006
81 Uzbekistan 4.40 2005
82 Serbia 4.28 2014
83 Swaziland 4.20 2010
83 Zambia 4.20 2008
85 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.50 2006
86 Ukraine 3.10 2012
87 Tunisia 2.70 2012
88 Belarus 2.50 2012
89 Macedonia 2.30 2011
90 Jamaica 2.00 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