Until what age are children guaranteed 12 hours off from work at night?


This map shows the legislated minimum age for night work to tell us until what age children are legally guaranteed the ILO-recommended 12 consecutive hours of night rest.

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  • Hours of rest at night is the number of uninterrupted hours off work at night that children are guaranteed at particular ages.
  • If legislation specifies only that a child cannot work at night, it is NOT assumed that children have at least 12 hours off at night.
  • If a country specifies only that work by children and youth is limited to a given number of hours per day, it is not counted as prohibiting night work because the working hours could occur at night.
  • If only light work is permitted, it is assumed that children have at least 12 hours of nightly rest.