Child Labor Rights & Protections
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center reviewed original labor and child-related legislation from each UN member state as of October 2016 to collect information about provisions pertaining to child labor, including provisions related to hazardous work, general employment, working conditions, night work, and time off. The following sources were used to gather information on this topic:
Initial data analysis has focused on national-level law and policy collected by the UN and other global organizations. For countries that legislate at the sub-national level and have no federal policy in place, we coded based on the lowest level of protection set at the state or provincial level.
For details on the variables included in this category, please see WORLD global maps on Child Labor.
For more information about WORLD’s approach to building globally comparative databases on policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity, please visit our Methodology page.