The difference between light work, child labour and hazardous child labour depends on several factors: the age of the child, the type and duration of work undertaken, and the working conditions.
This flowchart can be used to support the analysis of data collected on children’s work, through a child labour prevalence survey or a child labour monitoring questionnaire, to understand if a child should be considered as doing (permissible) light work, child labour or hazardous child labour.
All definitions are aligned with the latest legislation from Côte d’Ivoire’s national Hazardous Activity Framework: décret ivoirien N°2017-016 et 017 MEPS/CAB (2017)
Note that this flowchart is aligned with legislation for Côte d’Ivoire, which differs from that from other countries. For an overview of the minimum working age, time thresholds and hazardous tasks for Ghana and Cameroon, please see: ICI’s comparative analysis of legislation on hazardous tasks in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon