2006 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Dominica

Selected Statistics and Indicators on Child Labor
Gross primary enrollment rate in 2004:95%1311
Net primary enrollment rate in 2004:88%1312

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 2006, 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.138.1313

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.

*For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Labor's 2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

1311 UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Gross Enrolment Ratio. Primary. Total, accessed December 20, 2006; available from http://stats.uis.unesco.org/.

1312 UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Net Enrolment Rate. Primary. Total, accessed December 20, 2006; available from http://stats.uis.unesco.org.

1313 ILO, CEACR: Individual Observation Concerning Convention No. 138, Minimum Age, 1973 Dominica, Geneva, 2006; available from http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/gbe/ceacr2004.htm.


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