[Excerpt] This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of children working in agriculture in the Sud Department of Haiti and to obtain representative information on the working conditions of these children, with a focus on workplace hazards. A secondary goal was to develop a broader understanding of child work in agriculture by analyzing household-level variables.
The specific objectives of this research were to better understand —
- The prevalence of child labor in agriculture in the Sud Department of Haiti;
- The demographic characteristics of children working in agriculture and their families in the Sud Department;
- The educational statistics of children working in agriculture in the Sud Department and barriers to education that may increase their vulnerability to child labor; and
- The working conditions of children in the agricultural sector in the Sud Department, particularly the hazards they face as a result of their work.
This research is expected to contribute to the international discourse on exploitative child labor, particularly the dialogue around hazardous child labor; to raise awareness about exploitative child labor in agriculture in Haiti; and to inform the current and future technical assistance efforts of the USDOL Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT).