Table 2

Costs of child labour in selected tobacco growing developing countries

Total employment in tobacco growingChild labourers in tobacco farming (14 years and younger)Minimum daily wage (US$)Unpaid costs of child labour (child labourers × daily wage × 198 days) (US$) (million)
Brazil910 000110166 4001118.40276.8
India850 000112500 000*3.00297.0
Argentina156 000*34 000*15.00100.0
Indonesia683 603113170 9001140.4011313.5
Malawi586 00011272 000510.7510.7
Pakistan80 00011520 000*2.007.9
Turkey586 616*117 323*18.00418.1
Zimbabwe100 0001126400*1.001.3
Thailand31 7081126341*4.505.6
Mozambique124 00011696 0001172.0011838.0
Tanzania200 00011980 000*1.2519.8
Zambia60 00012030 0001213.0012217.8
Total selected4 367 9271 299 3641206.6
World total40 000 000112NA
  • * Estimate.

  • NA, not available.