The number of child laborers has increased to about 160 million in two decades

New Delhi: While the number of child laborers worldwide has increased to 160 million in the last two decades, their number has increased to 8.4 million in the last four years alone.
According to a report released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNICEF on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor on Saturday, the number of child laborers fell by 9.4 million between 2000 and 2016, but continued in subsequent years. Increased and this trend is still going on.
The report warns that an additional 9 million children could become child laborers by the end of 2022 in the Corona era. It is estimated that this number could reach 460 million if social security is not accessible.
According to the report, there has been a significant increase in the number of children between the ages of five and 11 in the field of child labor, which is more than half of the global statistics.
Of these, 70 per cent are in the agricultural sector, 20 per cent in the services sector and 10 per cent in the industrial sector. In child labor, there are more boys than girls in every age group. The prevalence of child labor in rural areas (14%) is almost three times higher than in urban areas (5%).
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