2008 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Saint Lucia

Selected Statistics and Indicators on Child Labor
Gross primary enrollment rate (%), 2007:109.1
Net primary enrollment rate (%), 2007:98.8
Survival rate to grade 5 (%), 2006:94.1

Incidence and Nature of Child Labor

Children can be observed selling handicrafts along roadsides to tourists during school break.

Child Labor Laws and Enforcement

No changes have been recorded since the last reporting period regarding child labor laws and enforcement in Saint Lucia.*

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 Saint Lucia 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.

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