Model questionnaires

SIMPOC’s experience in providing technical assistance on child labour statistics to over 60 countries across the globe has resulted in a wide range of survey instruments. This includes questionnaires for collecting both quantitative and qualitative data, and by a variety of data collection methods.

For countries committed to developing a national child labour survey with relatively advanced data collection and processing capabilities, a comprehensive standard questionnaire has been elaborated. For other countries, a shorter questionnaire is recommended that facilitates the collection of essential child labour data. For researching the various worst forms of child labour, rapid assessment and baseline survey questionnaires are available. The Child Labour Statistics: Manual on methodologies for data collection through surveys contains sample questionnaires for the various types of child labour surveys.

As regards household-based national child labour surveys, the model questionnaires (provided in the Manual) have recently been revised and improved. In the following section two distinct instruments are available as well as a detailed interviewers’ manual on the implementation of these questionnaires.

  1. SIMPOC questionnaires for stand-alone national child labour surveys

    July 2007

    SIMPOC questionnaires for stand-alone national child labour surveys. Part 1 and Part 2 are addressed to the most knowledgeable adult member of the household, while Part 3 is addressed directly to children.

  2. SIMPOC module of essential questions on child labour for inclusion in household surveys

    July 2007

    (e.g. a labour force survey)

  3. National child labour survey interviewer's manual

    February 2009

    This manual aims to provide enumerators with a guide to implementing the CLS questionnaire. The manual highlights the key concepts used in the questionnaire, explains the purpose of each individual question, points out certain answers to be expected & provides suggestions on what to do under unusual circumstances.