U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of International Labor Affairs - Sweat & Toil App
The United States Department of Labor has made its datasets available on Health & Safety, Wage & Hour Division Data, Expanding Growth Opportunities & Learning, and others. Sweat & Toil is one such dataset that contains information on child labor and forced labor worldwide from ILAB’s three flagship reports and its Sweat and Toil app.
The Sweat & Toil app provides 1) individual country assessments that identify where Significant, Moderate, Minimal, or No Advancement has been made and notes whether 2) child labor, 3) forced labor, and 4) forced child labor were used in the production of a good in each country. Data and research in the Sweat & Toil app are taken from ILAB’s three flagship reports: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. There are 14 tables containing data from the 2015-2017 reporting cycles and 11 tables from the 2014 reporting cycle.
|# and type of entity||142 Countries|
|# of metrics disclosed||4|
|# of data points gathered per entity||50 - 130|
|Year of first public disclosure||2015|
|Data collection method||Primary field research, Secondary desk research|
|Data verification method||Desk-Based 3rd Party Verification (entity-submitted docs, public sources)|
|Themes evaluated||Child labor, Forced labor, Labor administration and inspection|
|Vehicle for disclosure||Machine readable API|
|Cost to access||Free|
|Intended users of the Disclosure||Workers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society, Academia|