The baseline survey also is seen as important for relevant government, non-government and civil society organizations in supporting the Child Labour Unit of the MoSALVY in developing CDW policies and guidelines.
Specific objectives in conducting the baseline survey entailed: Providing relevant information regarding the household, especially where a child domestic worker is employed. General information regarding: (i) housing aspects, such as house ownership, household appliances; (ii) household members, by age, sex, marital status, relationship to the head of household head, occupations; and (iii) household expenditure, medical care and the household head’s or other respondent’s general knowledge and understanding of child rights.
- Providing detailed information on child domestic workers regarding siblings, parents/guardians, and employer; education and health; living and workplace conditions; history of injuries; wages; and perspective.
- Strengthening the institutional capacity of NIS in collecting, processing and analysing child labour data through in-office training and ILO-IPEC technical assistance in all aspects of surveying - from methodology, sampling and questionnaire design to analysis and dissemination of results.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Producers and sponsors
National Institute of Statistics
Ministry of Planning
This household-based child domestic worker survey covered all seven districts in Phnom Penh and involved 125 villages randomly selected as primary sampling units (PSUs), and 2,500 households randomly selected as secondary sampling units (SSUs). Because of the random selection, not all of the 2,500 households employed a child domestic worker. A total of 293 CDWs were identified and interviewed in this survey.
The 125 villages (PSUs) selected in the first stage were chosen based on the 1998 general population census, which identified non-slum and slum areas.
The second stage involved household sample selection (SSUs). Large villages with more than 200 households were divided into segments. A segment was then chosen randomly and a complete listing of households was prepared. The procedure involved creating a map of the village where physical boundaries and the location of each household were sketched. Canvassing entailed a systematic covering of the entire village following a prescribed path of travel in order to make sure that all housing units were accounted for.