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.
- 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.