Average working hours of children, study and work, ages 7-14 (hours per week)
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.
Description: The map below shows how Average working hours of children, study and work, ages 7-14 (hours per week) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Senegal, with a value of 40.30. The country with the lowest value in the world is Jamaica, with a value of 1.90.
Source: Understanding Children's Work project based on data from ILO, UNICEF and the World Bank.
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.