Child Labor in Agriculture in the Northern Province of Rwanda
[Exerpt] ICF International carried out a survey of child labor in Rwanda for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in August 2011. The main population of interest consisted of children ages 7 to 17 who were involved in agriculture. The primary objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of children working in agriculture in the Northern Province of Rwanda, and to obtain representative information on the working conditions of these children, with a focus on workplace hazards. To collect these data, ICF International conducted a quantitative household survey in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The household survey included interviews with adult informants about the household and its members, as well as interviews with all the children ages 7 to 17 living in the household. The sample, which was representative of rural areas in the Northern Province, included a total of 1,000 interviews with adult household members and 1,839 interviews with children.
child labor; agriculture; Rwanda; workplace hazards