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Table 13 Descriptive statistics

From: Minimum wage effects on employment and working time of Chinese workers——evidence based on CHNS

  Proportion of employed in population Monthly wage Weekly working hours Minimum wage/average wage
Whole sample 42.27% 1478.9 43.5 32.33%
Waves
 2004 50.07% 861.8 43.6 35.90%
 2006 40.73% 1072.9 44.6 34.11%
 2009 40.11% 1717.8 43.3 28.97%
 2011 39.13% 2109.5 42.6 30.79%
Gender
 Male 47.72% 1609.2 43.6 32.40%
 Female 36.99% 1289.2 43.4 32.27%
Hukoua     
 Urban 51.89% 1572.2 42.5 32.60%
 Rural 70.66% 1282.4 45.2 32.48%
Age cohorts
 16–29 75.72% 1672.4 45.6 32.74%
 30–39 82.73% 1426.2 44.7 32.83%
 40–49 80.78% 1623.5 43.5 32.60%
 50–59 64.03% 1603.2 41.9 32.55%
 60–65 44.08% 1389.7 42.8 32.19%
Education attainment
 Illiteracy 38.25% 943.6 39.9 32.55%
 Primary 69.34% 1096.0 42.3 32.43%
 Junior high school 71.23% 1369.1 45.3 32.54%
 Senior high school 69.73% 1457.8 41.9 32.97%
 Vocational college 66.80% 1478.7 42.3 32.87%
 University or above 75.36% 2101.0 39.8 32.65%
Region
 Eastern Shandong 42.21% 1344.6 33.28 42.21%
Liaoning 42.00% 1594.8 30.19 42.00%
Jiangsu 49.22% 1480.3 32.84 49.22%
 Central Hunan 34.56% 1738.7 33.30 34.56%
Hubei 38.48% 1369.3 34.90 38.48%
Henan 40.95% 1249.4 32.53 40.95%
Heilongjiang 53.74% 1865.3 34.77 53.74%
 Western Guizhou 39.60% 1612.8 30.31 39.60%
Guangxi 43.44% 1046.3 30.21 43.44%
Employment type
 Regular 1638.2 42.2 32.81%
 Contract 1363.6 43.4 31.93%
 Temporary 1118.2 46.2 32.13%
Enterprise
 Government 1630.0 38.1 32.48%
 Shiye unit 1836.7 39.4 32.73%
 SOE 1411.9 42.7 33.11%
 Collective firms 1258.6 44.6 33.07%
 Private firms 1296.6 46.5 32.60%
 Foreign enterprises 1491.8 43.9 32.13%
  1. aNote that in the whole sample of 74750 observations, there are 24975 of them who are missing information about Hukou, which is why the proportion counts in this category are higher than the average of the whole sample