The ILO has just published the report titled, “World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour.” The study reviews relevant research on how different types of social protection measures can help combat child labour. These include cash transfer schemes, social health protection and income security in old age.
According to ILO estimates, more than 5 billion people – about 75 per cent of the global population – do not have effective access to comprehensive social protection.
The report says that extending social protection in line with the ILO Recommendation on social protection floors, adopted less than a year ago, should be a key part of national strategies to tackle child labour. National social protection floors should include at least a basic level of income security throughout the life cycle, as well as access to essential health care.
Download the full report here.