2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Dominica
|Publisher||United States Department of Labor|
|Author||Bureau of International Labor Affairs|
|Publication Date||27 August 2008|
|Cite as||United States Department of Labor, 2007 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Dominica, 27 August 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48caa46bc.html [accessed 30 August 2015]|
|Selected Statistics and Indicators on Child Labor1021|
|Gross primary enrollment rate (%), 2005:||92|
|Net primary enrollment rate (%), 2005:||84|
Incidence and Nature of Child Labor
No changes have been recorded since the last reporting period regarding the incidence and nature of child labor in Dominica.*
Child Labor Laws and Enforcement
In 2007, ILO CEACR reissued a previous statement to Dominica urging the government to increase the statutory minimum age for work to at least 15 years to be in accordance with ILO Convention No. 138.1022
Current Government Policies and Programs to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor
Research has not identified any policies or programs by the Government of Dominica to address exploitive child labor.
* Because of extremely limited information, a determination was made that USDOL would publish full reports on 9 countries and 18 territories, including the country or territory covered here, once every 5 years. For this reason, this report includes shortened profiles for these countries and territories, containing only new information published during the reporting period. For extended profiles on these countries and territories, please see The Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The next extended profiles on these countries and territories should appear in The Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
1021 For statistical data not cited here, see the Data Sources and Definitions section.
1022 ILOLEX Database on International Labour Standards, CEACR: Individual Observation concerning Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) Dominica (ratification: 1983) Published: 2007, accessed December 13, 2007; available from http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=iloeng&document=9481&chapter=6&query=%28Dominica%29+%40ref&highlight=&querytype=bool&context=0.