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Table 1 Composition of working age population

From: The impact of minimum wages on informal and formal labor market outcomes: evidence from Indonesia

  1997 2000 2007
Inactive 28.0% 21.3% 21.2%
 average age in years 32.7 32.6 33.7
 male 17.5% 17.4% 19.5%
 education completed    
  no school completed 41.7% 28.3% 21.7%
  elementary school 28.9% 29.4% 27.3%
  middle school 13.5% 18.6% 21.8%
  high school 14.6% 20.7% 25.2%
  higher education 1.4% 3.1% 4.0%
 job searching (of inactives) 19.0% 7.3% 6.7%
Students 10.5% 9.8% 10.0%
Active 61.5% 68.9% 68.8%
 average age in years 36.2 36.5 38.0
 male 62.0% 58.3% 58.7%
 education completed    
  no school completed 41.5% 33.1% 26.8%
  elementary school 26.5% 28.0% 26.1%
  middle school 11.1% 14.0% 15.7%
  high school 16.5% 18.7% 23.1%
  higher education 4.3% 6.2% 8.3%
 formal 49.2% 46.0% 35.7%
 informal 50.8% 54.0% 64.3%
  unpaid family workers 20.9% 26.2% 23.6%
 full-time 69.2% 68.6% 67.6%
  formal 56.5% 53.2% 42.3%
  informal 43.5% 46.8% 57.7%
unpaid family workers 16.9% 20.1% 18.2%
  1. Note: These statistics are based on a panel data of overall 80,739 observations, or 39,201 individuals. The sub-population under consideration are individuals between 15 and 60 years old (71,600 observations, 36,261 individuals). These statistics are weighted using cross-sectional weights of the respective survey year provided by the IFLS in order to provide a representative sample