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Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Age and employment

Child agricultural laborers

Child labor

Children's rights

Girls - employment

Rural children - employment

Youth employment

Youth - employment

Youth unemployment



United States

Child Labor

Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division web page that includes links to laws, regulations, guidance, fact sheets, publications, and tools regarding child labor.

Child Labor Law Resources

From the National Conference of State Legislatures, includes links to information about age and work permits, work hours for minors, school attendance requirements, child entertainer requirements, minors working in door-to-door sales, and recently enacted child labor legislation.

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) - pages include links to fact sheets, reports, additional  publications, data, and frequently asked questions.

International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports .

Reports: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor.

Includes "List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor," a list of goods and their source countries which ILAB has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards.


Report on the Youth Labor Force (2000)

Bureau of Labor Statistics publication giving details about youth labor, including government regulations and labor outcomes.

Youth & Labor

Department of Labor web page featuring links to information from various parts of the Department including Wage and Hour Division, Office of Compliance Assistance Policy, Employment and Training Administration, etc.


Project created by the Not For Sale social impact organization, supported by the International Labor Rights Forum, a human rights organization. Provides forced and child labor ratings and reports for supply chains of popular brands and products within various industries.

ILO Library Resource Guide on Child Labour

Includes publications, statistics, and International Labour Standards conventions and recommendations. (For additional information, refer to the Child Labour topic pages.)

Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) Programme

"Inter-agency research cooperation initiative involving the International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank."Web site provides country reports on child labor and youth employment, research reports, child labor, schooling and related indicators, and more.