Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Jordan

Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports


2016 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2016, Jordan made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government released the Summary Report on Main Findings of the National Child Labor Survey and redesigned the National Child Labor Database to contain data about child laborers and their referral to social services. In addition, the Government increased the number of double-shifted schools to expand access to education for Syrian refugee children living in Jordan. However, children in Jordan perform dangerous tasks in agriculture. Children also engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in street work. Programs to combat the worst forms of child labor are insufficient to fully address the extent of the problem. In addition, Syrian children still face barriers to accessing education.

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