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IREWOC has moved to its new location in Het Kinderrechtenhuis (The Child Rights Centre) in Leiden. To find out more about this historic building go to its website

The Foundation for International Research on Working Children (IREWOC)

The Foundation for International Research on Working Children (IREWOC) conducts research on child labour issues on a global scale. It is unique in its use of anthropological qualitative research methods, providing in-depth knowledge of local perceptions, reasoning and opinions.
IREWOC research takes a child-centred and holistic approach, exploring children’s own views and opinions within the wider context of poverty and unequal development.
IREWOC research also involves a project impact analysis, whereby the activities and outcomes of existing projects on a local level are evaluated and assessed for their best practices.
IREWOC responds to the ever-increasing demand for policy-relevant knowledge. Research is conducted in close collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the field of child labour. read more>>>>


Project: Child Labour in the Netherlands

January 2011 - January 2012
Researchers: Talinay Strehl & Sarah de Vos
Project Director: Kristoffel Lieten
This project is funded by Stichting Utopa

IREWOC recently completed its research project on child labour in the Netherlands. A quantitative research was conducted by IREWOC researchers Talinay Strehl and Sarah de Vos among more than 2500 school children (12-15 years old), from 31 different schools throughout the country. Moreover, this research project included a qualitative component: 205 of the working children were interviewed by the researchers about their experiences with and perspectives on work. The result is an overview of paid and unpaid work done by children in the Netherlands, whether allowed by law or not. 

read the report here (in Dutch)>>>>