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Training workshop to be conducted ahead of second National Survey on Child Labour

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 1:23 PM
The last survey conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) in 2002 estimated that over 16,000 children are involved in child labour in Jamaica.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is to conduct a training workshop in Jamaica to help local stakeholder groups conduct the second National Survey on Child Labour in Jamaica.

The last survey conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) in 2002 estimated that over 16,000 children are involved in child labour in Jamaica.

The Ministry of Labour says the workshop is part of a global ILO research initiative to improve on child labour measurement and policy development.

The ministry says Jamaica is one of ten countries selected to participate.

It says the workshop is expected to improve the technical skills for data collection, including questionnaire design and sampling.

The workshop is scheduled to take place at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Tuesday.