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Child Domestic Labor in Egypt: Task Order I, Task III – in-country mixed-methods research and data collection

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There is broad consensus that child labor remains widespread in Egypt but the few studies initiated specifically to look at child labor in domestic service in Egypt have been limited in scope.This study aims to gather exploratory data on child labor in the domestic labor sector in Egypt. It seeks to address issues including, but not limited to, pathways into and associated risk factors of child domestic work, types of work performed, living and working conditions, perceptions of the situation by those involved, and the prevalence of the phenomenon within the domestic labor sector in Egypt.
The general objectives of the research study are:
1. To raise awareness about the issues related to child domestic labor in Egypt;
2. To contribute to international discourse on child labor;
3. To inform current and future child labor/forced child labor technical assistance efforts of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT).
The specific objective of this research is to collect data on the characteristics, nature, incidence, risk
factors, and consequences of child domestic labor in Egypt.

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