The rate for teenagers working in rural areas is 84.9 percent. This accounts for one-third of all children nationwide. Most underage workers in rural areas do domestic and farm work without pay. Nearly 569,000 children in these areas work over 42 hours per week.
Many children in rural areas drop out of school due to an overwhelming workload, according to the study.
The rate of underage workers in Vietnam is still lower than the average proportion in Asia, according to ILO Vietnam.