Average working hours of children, working only, male, 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 Jordan 53.20 2007
2 Egypt 51.30 2009
3 Paraguay 47.25 2014
4 Senegal 46.50 2011
5 Turkey 44.50 2006
6 Lao PDR 44.00 2010
7 Zimbabwe 43.70 1999
8 Pakistan 41.90 2011
9 Guatemala 41.30 2014
10 Mexico 38.27 2013
11 Cambodia 37.60 2012
12 Madagascar 37.40 2007
13 Bolivia 37.32 2013
14 Namibia 37.00 1999
15 Liberia 36.40 2010
16 Bangladesh 36.35 2013
17 Venezuela 35.68 2013
18 El Salvador 35.64 2013
19 Somalia 35.60 2006
20 Vietnam 35.30 2012
21 Yemen 35.00 2010
22 Tanzania 32.86 2014
23 Nepal 32.80 2008
24 Uganda 32.60 2012
25 Honduras 32.28 2014
26 Colombia 32.02 2014
27 Ethiopia 31.90 2011
28 Mongolia 31.80 2012
29 Togo 31.60 2010
30 Syrian Arab Republic 30.90 2006
31 Nicaragua 30.09 2012
32 Rwanda 29.66 2011
33 Brazil 29.64 2013
34 Costa Rica 29.60 2011
35 Indonesia 29.30 2010
36 Albania 28.60 2010
37 Kyrgyz Republic 28.40 2007
38 Iraq 27.70 2011
39 Thailand 27.00 2005
40 Mali 26.20 2013
41 Sri Lanka 25.90 2009
42 Dominican Republic 25.75 2012
43 Benin 25.60 2012
44 Ecuador 24.81 2015
45 Timor-Leste 24.80 2007
46 Cameroon 24.40 2011
47 Burkina Faso 24.20 2010
48 Côte d'Ivoire 24.10 2012
49 Mauritania 24.08 2011
50 Tajikistan 24.00 2005
51 Lesotho 23.40 2000
52 Panama 22.68 2014
53 Romania 22.50 2000
54 Uruguay 21.90 2009
55 Ghana 21.50 2006
55 Kenya 21.50 2000
55 The Gambia 21.50 2008
58 Philippines 21.20 2011
59 Guinea 20.50 2012
60 Central African Republic 17.50 2010
61 Azerbaijan 16.70 2005
62 Afghanistan 15.40 2011
63 Mozambique 15.30 2008
64 Congo 15.20 2012
65 Angola 14.90 2001
66 Burundi 14.70 2010
67 Tunisia 13.80 2012
68 Serbia 13.60 2005
69 Guinea-Bissau 13.20 2006
70 Malawi 12.72 2014
71 Chile 11.60 2012
72 Sierra Leone 10.80 2013
72 Dem. Rep. Congo 10.80 2010
74 Nigeria 10.12 2011
75 Niger 9.60 2012
76 Swaziland 8.80 2010
76 Chad 8.80 2010
78 Gabon 8.50 2012
79 Haiti 8.10 2012
79 Georgia 8.10 2006
81 Trinidad and Tobago 8.00 2006
82 Zambia 5.00 2008
83 Macedonia 4.00 2011
83 Kazakhstan 4.00 2006
85 Ukraine 2.00 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