Project Resource

Jamaica Youth Activity Survey 2016 Report

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Region
Country
Release Year
2018
Document Type
REPORT

The Jamaica National Youth Activity Survey (JYAS) 2016 is the product of a partnership between the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and the International Labour Organization (ILO). It is the first stand-alone survey of children’s activities conducted nationally. The main objective of the survey is to collect comprehensive information on children’s engagement in economic activities. The JYAS 2016 report provides quantitative, reliable and updated statistics on working children, child labour, and hazardous work performed by children in Jamaica. Detailed in this report is statistical information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of working children aged 5 to 17 years as well as related information on the households to which they belong. The report includes an analysis of fundamental child labour-related issues, such as children’s involvement in economic activity, types and characteristics of child labour and children’s working environment. It also contains findings about children’s non-economic activities, principally school attendance and engagement in household chores.

Project Topics
Child Labor
Hazardous child labor
Gender inequalities
Poverty
Child domestic work
Health effects
Occupational Safety and Health
Limited access to education
Rurality
Economic Sector
Crops
Fishing
Forestry
Domestic work
Wholesale and retail trade
Transport
Construction
Hotels and restaurants
Intervention Type
Goods
Grantee
International Labor Organization (ILO)
Author
International Labour Office (ILO), Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS); Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN)
Research Type
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Language
English
Accessibility

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