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

Definition: Average working hours of children working only refers to the average weekly working hours of those children who are involved in economic activity and not attending school.

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 Turkey 46.60 2006
2 Cambodia 43.90 2012
3 Bolivia 43.81 2013
4 Lao PDR 43.60 2010
5 Zimbabwe 42.90 1999
6 Liberia 41.00 2010
7 Senegal 39.60 2011
8 Egypt 39.10 2009
9 Jordan 38.50 2007
10 Honduras 37.08 2014
11 Bangladesh 35.59 2013
12 Thailand 35.40 2005
13 Uganda 33.80 2012
14 Brazil 32.72 2013
15 Vietnam 32.60 2012
16 Guatemala 31.77 2014
17 Somalia 31.70 2006
18 Togo 31.60 2010
19 Rwanda 31.05 2011
20 Indonesia 31.00 2010
21 Ecuador 30.64 2015
22 Madagascar 30.40 2007
23 Tanzania 30.16 2014
24 Mexico 29.88 2013
25 El Salvador 29.71 2013
26 Namibia 28.90 1999
27 Mongolia 28.60 2012
28 Nepal 27.40 2008
29 Albania 27.00 2010
30 Venezuela 26.62 2013
31 Yemen 26.50 2010
32 Kenya 25.40 2000
33 Kazakhstan 25.00 2006
34 Syrian Arab Republic 24.40 2006
35 Timor-Leste 24.10 2007
35 Philippines 24.10 2011
37 Ethiopia 24.00 2011
38 Paraguay 23.88 2014
39 Pakistan 22.70 2011
40 Mali 22.20 2013
41 Uruguay 21.70 2009
42 Côte d'Ivoire 21.10 2012
43 Serbia 20.90 2005
43 Romania 20.90 2000
45 Costa Rica 20.40 2011
46 The Gambia 20.20 2008
47 Kyrgyz Republic 20.10 2007
48 Burkina Faso 19.40 2010
49 Nicaragua 19.22 2012
50 Ghana 18.90 2006
51 Mauritania 18.74 2011
52 Cameroon 18.50 2011
53 Colombia 18.47 2014
54 Tajikistan 18.40 2005
55 Congo 17.20 2012
56 Panama 16.94 2014
57 Central African Republic 16.40 2010
58 Iraq 15.80 2011
58 Benin 15.80 2012
58 Azerbaijan 15.80 2005
58 Guinea 15.80 2012
62 Sri Lanka 15.40 2009
63 Burundi 15.30 2010
64 Angola 14.40 2001
65 Tunisia 13.70 2012
66 Guinea-Bissau 13.00 2006
67 Mozambique 12.90 2008
68 Dem. Rep. Congo 11.20 2010
69 Lesotho 10.70 2000
70 Dominican Republic 10.00 2012
71 Nigeria 9.97 2011
72 Sierra Leone 9.90 2013
73 Gabon 9.80 2012
74 Niger 9.30 2012
75 Malawi 9.07 2014
76 Afghanistan 8.70 2011
77 Swaziland 8.60 2010
78 Chad 7.30 2010
79 Haiti 6.70 2012
80 Zambia 4.60 2008
80 Georgia 4.60 2006
82 Macedonia 1.00 2011
82 Ukraine 1.00 2012

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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