Until what age are children protected from working 6 or more hours on a school day?



 

This map tells us until what age children are protected from working 6 or more hours on a school day.

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  • If legislation specifies that children can only do light work, which by definition should not interfere with schooling, it is assumed that they are protected from working 6 or more hours on a school day.
  • A nation’s stated maximum number of hours permitted on a school day is used whenever available to measure if children are protected from working 6 or more hours.
  • When countries do not specify hours of work allowed on a school day, we use the maximum number of hours permitted per day (not specific to a school day) because it is assumed that these regulations will also apply to school days.
  • When countries state that work is prohibited during school hours but do not specify particular hour limitations, a 6-hour school day is assumed and is combined with data on hours of rest guaranteed at night; the remaining number of hours is used to determine the hours of work permitted on school days.