Baseline Survey on Children in the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in the District Sahiwal (Punjab)
Partner: ILO and FBS
Locale: Sahiwal district
There is no comprehensive information on children involved in the worst form of child labour (WFCL) in the district of Sahiwal (Punjab). A project has therefore been designed for this purpose with the technical support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). In this regard, a consensus has been built on the definition of the Child and Child Labour. The data collection exercise is being conducted in such a way that the comparability of data with government surveys remain integrated. The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) developed the sample design of the survey for rural and urban Sahiwal. The sample design provided the complete details of the thirty enumeration clusters. To implement the data collection exercise, FBS trained key staff members of the SDPI for cluster formation. Field-work has been conducted in three phases. The first phase began with the formation of cluster formation in rural and urban Sahiwal. The second phase administered the screening questionnaire for identification of child labour. The third phase was completed with the collection of 300 detailed questionnaires in all the sampled clusters. Currently, data entry and the cleaning exercise is in process. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December.
Data collection and measurement of the Worst Forms of Child Labour aims to contribute to the empirical knowledge base of the area being studied. The analysis of the baseline data will provide rich information on the determinate of the Worst Form of Child Labour in order to improve our understanding of this phenomenon. The BLS is also expected to provide reasonable information about the determinates of high drop-out rates for primary schools and the impact of involvement in work and/or domestic chores on the school achievement of children in the selected households.