According to Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (2015) analysis of survey data showed that many countries exhibited persisting rates of part time work by students. This is despite the increased school coverage seen in many countries. The report pointed out that substantial proportion of adolescents continued working alongside their normal schooling activities. For example, in Cameroon, about 70 per cent of students aged 12 to 14 worked in 2001 with little change observed by 2011.
In a study carried out in Thailand by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2013, half of those engaged in fishing ranged between the age of 18-28 years old and of a particular note of the sample population was the presence of seven fishers that were below age of 15 and 26 fishers that were between 15 to 17 years of age. The report established that majority of the fishers studied, had little in the way of education with 58 percent interviewed having utmost five years of formal schooling, and only a small proportion had completed secondary school education.