Average working hours of children, working only, 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 52.70 2007
2 Egypt 48.80 2009
3 Turkey 45.40 2006
4 Senegal 44.20 2011
5 Paraguay 43.94 2014
6 Lao PDR 43.70 2010
7 Zimbabwe 43.30 1999
8 Bolivia 40.54 2013
9 Cambodia 40.40 2012
10 Guatemala 38.77 2014
11 Liberia 38.50 2010
12 Bangladesh 36.09 2013
13 Mexico 35.87 2013
14 Madagascar 34.50 2007
15 El Salvador 34.45 2013
16 Venezuela 34.37 2013
17 Vietnam 34.20 2012
18 Somalia 33.50 2006
19 Honduras 33.25 2014
20 Uganda 33.20 2012
21 Namibia 32.90 1999
22 Pakistan 31.80 2011
23 Tanzania 31.64 2014
24 Togo 31.60 2010
25 Mongolia 31.10 2012
26 Brazil 30.54 2013
27 Thailand 30.30 2005
28 Rwanda 30.23 2011
29 Indonesia 30.00 2010
29 Yemen 30.00 2010
31 Nepal 29.20 2008
32 Colombia 29.19 2014
33 Ethiopia 29.10 2011
34 Syrian Arab Republic 29.00 2006
35 Costa Rica 28.10 2011
36 Albania 27.90 2010
37 Ecuador 26.50 2015
38 Nicaragua 26.23 2012
39 Kyrgyz Republic 26.20 2007
40 Dominican Republic 25.14 2012
41 Timor-Leste 24.40 2007
41 Sri Lanka 24.40 2009
41 Mali 24.40 2013
44 Kenya 23.40 2000
45 Côte d'Ivoire 22.40 2012
46 Iraq 22.20 2011
47 Burkina Faso 22.10 2010
47 Romania 22.10 2000
49 Uruguay 21.90 2009
49 Philippines 21.90 2011
51 Mauritania 21.76 2011
52 Panama 21.29 2014
53 Cameroon 21.10 2011
54 The Gambia 20.90 2008
55 Benin 20.40 2012
56 Tajikistan 20.30 2005
56 Lesotho 20.30 2000
58 Ghana 20.20 2006
59 Guinea 18.10 2012
60 Central African Republic 16.70 2010
61 Serbia 16.40 2005
61 Azerbaijan 16.40 2005
63 Congo 16.20 2012
64 Kazakhstan 15.30 2006
65 Burundi 15.00 2010
66 Angola 14.60 2001
67 Mozambique 14.00 2008
68 Tunisia 13.70 2012
69 Afghanistan 13.30 2011
70 Guinea-Bissau 13.10 2006
71 Chile 11.60 2012
72 Malawi 11.32 2014
73 Dem. Rep. Congo 11.00 2010
74 Sierra Leone 10.40 2013
75 Nigeria 10.03 2011
76 Niger 9.40 2012
77 Gabon 8.80 2012
78 Swaziland 8.70 2010
79 Trinidad and Tobago 8.00 2006
80 Chad 7.90 2010
81 Haiti 7.50 2012
82 Georgia 6.40 2006
83 Zambia 4.80 2008
84 Macedonia 3.40 2011
85 Ukraine 1.90 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