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Asian Factoids: Fall 1997

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Asia and Young People

Percentage of population below 15 years of age
Cambodia 44.9
Pakistan 44.3
Philippines 38.3
Malaysia 38.0
Vietnam 37.5
India 35.2
Indonesia 33.0
Thailand 28.3
China 26.4
So. Korea 23.6

Source: World Resources 1996-97

Asia accounts for 61 percent of the world’s total child labor force (ages 5–14), i.e. 153 million child laborers from Asia.

Source: Far Eastern Economic Review, November 21, 1996 Submitted by E. A. DeVido, National Chengchi University, Taiwan