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Zimbabwe Child Labor Survey 1999


General Info
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1999 - 09/1999
Data type
  • Interview
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 1999 Zimbabwe Child Labor Survey (CLS) was conducted as a module of the 1999 Indicator Monitoring Labor Force Survey (IM-LFS); however, the IM-LFS was conducted in June and the CLS in September. The main objective of the CLS was to determine the extent of labor in individuals age 5-17 years. The CLS was done using methodology from the International Labor Organization's Statistical Information and Monitoring Program on Child Labor (SIMPOC).

Out of a targeted 13,327 households, 12,415 were interviewed and out of a total 19,391 children age 5-17 years, 16,464 were interviewed (a 85% response rate). The children had been identified during the IM-LFS, and although some children were no longer present in the household for the CLS, this did not effect the validity of the survey.