Children and Youngsters Victims of Child Labor in Cape Verde

sábado, 29 de junio de 2013

29 de junio de 2013, 00:05Praia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Seven percent of the population aged between five and 17 years in Cape Verde is a victim of child labor, according to survey results published today in the capital.

The survey, conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE) reveals that more than 85 percent of the cases were recorded in rural areas, with 70 percent directly linked to agriculture.

Regarding the territorial distribution, the research shows that the most critical situations are recorded on the islands of Fogo and Santiago with 9.2 and 10.3 percent of cases, respectively.

At the time of data collection, between the months of October and December 2012, based on the 2010 census, about 66 percent of working children also attended the school.

The INE recent study is part of a larger investigation that seeks to determine the extent to which child labor affects child health and endangers their physical, mental and intellectual development.

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