August 16 2016
The Jordanian National Child Labor Survey (NCLS) 2016 is the first statistical report of its kind in Jordan that uses survey data on a large scale and includes all residents of Jordan regardless of their nationality.
The report is based on data collected through NCLS and implemented by the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan. The questionnaire is designed to include a wide range of information on various aspects of child labor and child labor in the country and provides basic statistics for monitoring the situation of child labor in Jordan. The report includes all Arab nationalities in the country, with a special focus on Syrian refugees.
The Jordanian government has ratified a number of regional and international agreements related to the welfare and rights of children (Jordanian Labor Law No. 8). Conventions ratified include ILO Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) ratified in 1998, ILO Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention (No. 182) ratified in 2001; and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified in 1991.
The Labor and Employment Relations Act also states that no child shall be allowed
Works in any harmful or dangerous situation or other activities & nbsp; & nbsp; Not suitable. The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines child labor as “work that deprives children of their childhood, potential and dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development.” Poverty is one of the causes of child labor; It pushes many children into early careers. Children who lack financial and other support from their parents or guardians and those who are abused at home are more likely to engage in child labour.
This report provides a wealth of valuable statistical information on the demographic, socio-economic characteristics of working children aged 5-17 as well as some relevant information about the families to which they belong. The report also contains survey results about children’s non-economic activities, such as their attendance at school and their involvement in household chores. In general, all estimates and classifications of working children and child labor comply with the international statistical measurement standards adopted at the 18th International Conference of Labor Statisticians (18th ICLS).