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Table 1 Variable Definitions

From: Bound to lose, bound to win? The financial crisis and the informal-formal sector earnings gap in Serbia

Variable name: Definition:
Dependent variable:  
Log real earnings (Oct. 2008, Oct. 2009) Log real monthly earnings (net salary in the previous month)
Informality measures:  
Unregistered firm 1 if firm is not formally registered (for tax purposes, etc.); 0 otherwise
No labor contract 1 if worker has no labor contract; 0 otherwise
No pension benefits 1 if worker does not receive pension benefits; 0 otherwise
Explanatory variables:  
Birth cohorts:  
15–24 (reference) 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
25–34 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
35–44 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
45–54 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
55–64 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
65 and above 1 if in age range; 0 otherwise
Educational attainment:  
Primary or less (reference) 1 if completed primary or less; 0 otherwise
Secondary 1 if completed secondary; 0 otherwise
Tertiary 1 if completed tertiary; 0 otherwise
Part-time status:  
Part-time 1 if part-time; 0 otherwise
Industry:  
Agriculture (reference) 1 if Agriculture; 0 otherwise
Man/Min/Electricity 1 if Manufacturing-Mining-Electricity; 0 otherwise
Construction 1 if Construction; 0 otherwise
Trade/Services 1 if Trade/Services; 0 otherwise
Hotels/Restaurants 1 if Hotels/Restaurants; 0 otherwise
Transports 1 if Transports; 0 otherwise
Finance/Real estate 1 if Finance/Real Estate; 0 otherwise
Public sector 1 if Public Sector; 0 otherwise
Other 1 if Other Sector; 0 otherwise
Occupation:  
Legislators 1 if Legislator; 0 otherwise
Professionals 1 if Professional; 0 otherwise
Technicians 1 if Technician; 0 otherwise
Clerks 1 if Clerk; 0 otherwise
Service 1 if Service; 0 otherwise
Skilled agriculture & fishery 1 if Skilled agriculture & fishery; 0 otherwise
Craft & trade 1 if Craft & trade; 0 otherwise
Plant/machine operators 1 if Plant/machine operator; 0 otherwise
Elementary occupations (reference) 1 if Elementary occupation; 0 otherwise
Firm Size:  
Firm size 1–5 (reference) 1 if firm size is 1–5; 0 otherwise
Firm size 6–19 1 if firm size is 6–19; 0 otherwise
Firm size 20-99 1 if firm size is 20–99; 0 otherwise
Firm size 100+ 1 if firm size is 100 or more; 0 otherwise
Firm size not sure: 10 or less 1 if not sure about firm size but it is 10 or less; 0 otherwise
Firm size not sure: 11 or more 1 if not sure about firm size but it is 11 or more; 0 otherwise
Geographical location:  
Urban 1 if urban; 0 if rural
Central Serbia 1 if Central Serbia; 0 otherwise
Belgrade (reference) 1 if Belgrade; 0 otherwise
Vojvodina 1 if Vojvodina; 0 otherwise