Map: How Long are Children Protected from Full-Time Work?


It is important to note that many countries have good laws that protect children from exploitation, but they lack enforcement. A legal framework for protection is an important first step in safeguarding children.Major exemptions exist. For example, in the U.S., a 12-yearold in Agriculture can work unlimited hours–as long as school is not in session during those hours.

This infographic has been developed by our program partner the World Policy Analysis Center at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.

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