Working Children

Estimated Number of Working Children 5 to 17 Years Old Who Worked During The Past Week Was 3.3 Million (Final Results of the 2011 Survey on Children)

Based on the final results of the 2011 SOC, the estimated number of children aged 5 to 17 years who worked for at least one hour during the past week in October 2011 was 3.3 million. They accounted for 12.4 percent of the estimated 26.6 million children 5 to 17 years old in the country (Table 1).

The number of working children 5 to 17 years old is estimated at 5.5 million (Preliminary Results of the 2011 Survey on Children)

An estimated 5.492 million children aged 5 to 17 years were working in 2011 according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Survey on Children (SOC). In this survey, children aged 5 to 17 years who worked for at least one hour during the past 12 months were considered working. These working children represented 18.9 percent of the total children 5 to 17 years old (Table 1).

NSO and ILO-IPEC set to present final results of the latest survey on children

The National Statistics Office (NSO) in cooperation with the International Labour Organization-International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) is set to present today, 10 October 2001, 8:30 AM, the highlights of the final results of the 2001 Survey on Children (SOC). It will be held at the Manansala Function Rooms A and B of Manila Galleria Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The national data dissemination activity is line with this year's celebrations of two significant events - the National Children's Month and the 13th National Statistics Month.

Statistics on Filipino Children (Results from the 1995 National Survey on Working Children)

An estimated 3.6 million children aged 5 - 17 had worked at anytime between August 1994 to July 1995. This was the latest estimate on the working children in the country based on the 1995 Survey of Children 5 - 17 Years Old. The survey was conducted by the National Statistics Office and the very first ever nationwide survey on working children conducted in the Philippines.

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