Average working hours of children, study and work, 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 40.30 2011
2 Lao PDR 34.40 2010
3 Namibia 34.30 1999
4 Bangladesh 32.04 2013
5 Guatemala 31.10 2014
6 Paraguay 29.33 2014
7 Somalia 26.10 2006
8 Jordan 25.00 2007
9 Pakistan 24.90 2011
10 Liberia 22.40 2010
11 Timor-Leste 21.30 2007
12 Bolivia 20.12 2013
13 El Salvador 20.01 2013
14 Dominican Republic 19.75 2012
15 Mauritania 18.81 2011
16 Egypt 18.80 2009
16 Ethiopia 18.80 2011
18 Cambodia 17.70 2012
19 Burkina Faso 17.60 2010
19 Madagascar 17.60 2007
21 Brazil 16.99 2013
22 Yemen 16.90 2010
23 Nepal 16.40 2008
24 Mali 16.30 2013
25 Venezuela 16.29 2013
26 Togo 16.20 2010
27 Central African Republic 15.70 2010
28 Guinea 15.60 2012
29 Mongolia 15.10 2012
30 Turkey 14.80 2006
31 Indonesia 14.40 2010
32 Colombia 14.35 2014
33 Honduras 14.30 2014
34 Tanzania 14.17 2014
35 Nicaragua 14.13 2012
36 Azerbaijan 14.00 2005
37 Ghana 13.70 2006
37 Kyrgyz Republic 13.70 2007
39 Mexico 13.65 2013
40 Albania 13.60 2010
41 The Gambia 13.40 2008
42 Tajikistan 13.10 2005
42 Afghanistan 13.10 2011
44 Mozambique 12.90 2008
44 Guinea-Bissau 12.90 2006
46 Angola 12.50 2001
47 Rwanda 12.26 2011
48 Syrian Arab Republic 12.20 2006
49 Burundi 12.10 2010
50 Vietnam 11.60 2012
51 Cameroon 11.40 2011
52 Ecuador 10.84 2015
53 Uganda 10.60 2012
53 Benin 10.60 2012
55 Iraq 10.30 2011
56 Romania 10.10 2000
57 Côte d'Ivoire 10.00 2012
58 Kenya 9.40 2000
59 Uruguay 9.30 2009
60 Dem. Rep. Congo 9.00 2010
61 Panama 8.79 2014
62 Lesotho 8.50 2000
63 Sierra Leone 8.40 2013
64 Thailand 8.30 2005
65 Costa Rica 8.00 2011
66 Chile 7.90 2012
66 Sri Lanka 7.90 2009
68 Gabon 7.50 2012
69 Congo 7.30 2012
70 Niger 7.20 2012
71 Moldova 7.10 2009
71 Philippines 7.10 2011
73 Nigeria 7.03 2011
74 Kazakhstan 6.70 2006
75 Trinidad and Tobago 6.50 2006
76 Chad 6.30 2010
77 Haiti 5.90 2012
78 Malawi 5.57 2014
79 Armenia 5.40 2010
80 Georgia 4.90 2006
81 Zambia 4.20 2008
81 Uzbekistan 4.20 2005
83 Swaziland 4.10 2010
84 Serbia 4.05 2014
85 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.70 2006
86 Tunisia 3.50 2012
87 Ukraine 3.00 2012
88 Belarus 2.30 2012
88 Macedonia 2.30 2011
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