Child employment in agriculture, female (% of female economically active children ages 7-14) - Country Ranking

Definition: Employment by economic activity refers to the distribution of economically active children by the major industrial categories of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2), categories A and B (ISIC revision 3), or category A (ISIC revision 4) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing. Economically active children refer to children involved in economic activity for at least one hour in the reference week of the survey.

Source: Understanding Children's Work project based on data from ILO, UNICEF and the World Bank.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kyrgyz Republic 98.15 2014
2 Romania 98.12 2000
3 Moldova 97.41 2009
4 Timor-Leste 96.89 2007
5 Uganda 96.19 2012
6 Lao PDR 94.31 2010
7 Tanzania 93.06 2014
8 Namibia 91.50 1999
9 Azerbaijan 91.40 2005
9 Ethiopia 91.40 2005
11 Zambia 90.11 2008
12 Nepal 88.93 2008
13 Cameroon 86.76 2007
14 Mongolia 85.37 2012
15 Albania 84.14 2010
16 Madagascar 83.90 2007
17 Jordan 83.74 2007
18 Sierra Leone 83.30 2007
19 Pakistan 81.73 2011
20 Ecuador 79.38 2015
21 Senegal 78.76 2011
22 Nigeria 76.65 2010
23 Bolivia 75.97 2013
24 Kenya 74.45 1999
25 Liberia 73.60 2010
26 Vietnam 72.73 2012
27 Guinea 72.32 2010
28 Turkey 71.22 2006
29 Rwanda 71.20 2014
30 Ghana 71.19 2012
31 Panama 70.88 2014
32 India 68.62 2012
33 Sri Lanka 66.32 2009
34 Togo 64.26 2010
35 Egypt 62.23 2009
36 Peru 61.33 2007
37 Morocco 61.27 2004
38 Yemen 60.98 2010
39 Sudan 59.70 2008
40 Cambodia 58.24 2012
41 Burkina Faso 57.20 2006
42 Mali 56.45 2007
43 Indonesia 48.11 2010
44 Bangladesh 46.59 2013
45 Brazil 40.71 2014
46 Portugal 40.67 2001
47 Nicaragua 38.91 2012
48 Philippines 38.77 2011
49 Paraguay 38.25 2014
50 Tajikistan 35.29 1999
51 Guatemala 25.58 2015
52 Colombia 21.39 2014
53 Chile 18.27 2012
54 Costa Rica 17.76 2011
55 Jamaica 17.08 2002
56 Honduras 14.84 2014
57 El Salvador 14.14 2013
58 Mexico 13.16 2013
59 Uruguay 12.31 2009
60 Venezuela 9.20 2013
61 Dominican Republic 8.23 2012
62 Niger 3.84 2009

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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: Although efforts are made to harmonize the definition of employment and the questions on employment in survey questionnaires, significant differences remain in the survey instruments that collect data on children in employment and in the sampling design underlying the surveys. Differences exist not only across different household surveys in the same country but also across the same type of survey carried out in different countries, so estimates of working children are not fully comparable across countries. For detailed source information, see footnotes at each data point.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data are from household surveys by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank, and national statistical offices. The surveys yield data on education, employment, health, expenditure, and consumption indicators related to children's work. Since children's work is captured in the sense of "economic activity," the data refer to children in employment, a broader concept than child labor (see ILO 2009a for details on this distinction). Household survey data generally include information on work type - for example, whether a child is working for payment in cash or in kind or is involved in unpaid work, working for someone who is not a member of the household, or involved in any type of family work (on the farm or in a business).

Periodicity: Annual