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Table 5 The size-job training differential: Heterogenity around the developing world

From: Investing in formal on-the-job training: are SMEs lagging much behind?

Sample Africa East Asia Eastern central Europe Latin America Middle East and North Africa
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Small Firms 0.0987 0.0683 0.202 0.147 0.0996
  [0.0247]*** [0.0366]* [0.0236]*** [0.0141]*** [0.0227]***
Medium Firms   0.292 0.236 0.325 0.367
  [0.0424]*** [0.0392]*** [0.0254]*** [0.0187]*** [0.0415]***
Large Firms 0.47 0.321 0.393 0.423 0.458
  [0.0569]*** [0.0374]*** [0.0290]*** [0.0157]*** [0.0526]***
Baseline Specification? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country Fixed Effects? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sector Fixed Effects? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Observations 2,671 7,317 6,615 8,873 2,192
  1. Source: Author’s calculations are based on the Enterprise Suveys (World Bank).
  2. Note: *significantat 10%; **significantat 5%; ***significantat 1%. Dependent variable is a dummy variable that equals 1 when the firm reports providing on-the-job training. Standard errors are clustered at the country and sector level. Columns (1) through (6) report the results of estimating the baseline specification (column 3 of Table 3) for different regional samples. Column (1) includes only firms in Africa, column (2) includes firms in East Asia, column (3) includes firms in Eastern Europe, column (4) includes firms in Latin America, column (5) includes firms in the Middle East and North Africa and column (6) includes firms in South Asia. All the variables are defined in Additional file 3.