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Key Statistics:
  • 246 million children work as child labourers.
  • 73 million working children are less than 10 years old.
  • Every year 22,000 children die in work related activities.
  • The largest number of working children – age 14 and under – are in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest proportion of working children: nearly one third of children age 14 and under (48 million children)
  • Most children work in the informal sector, without legal or regulatory protection.
  • 60% in agriculture, commercial hunting and fishing or forestry.
  • 8% in manufacturing 
  • 7% in wholesale
  • 25% in community, social and personal service such as domestic work.
  • 8.4 million children are trapped in slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities. 1.2 million of these children have been trafficked. 
  • The estimated cost of the elimination of child labour is US$760 billion over a 20-year period. The estimated benefit in terms of better education and health is over US$4 trillion. The benefits would therefore outweigh the costs by nearly 6 to 1.

Prevelance of Child Labour in The World

Prevalence of Child Labour in The World


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