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Table 6 Summary of variables included in the decomposition of main inequality indexes. 2001, 2006, and 2013

From: Decomposing inequality changes in Uruguay: the role of formalization in the labor market

  2001 2006 2013
Means
 Informality (total labor force) 31.4 % 28.1 % 15.0 %
 Male participation in labor force 56.8 % 55.3 % 54.5 %
 Regional distribution of labor force (% in Montevideo) 53.1 % 49.4 % 49.8 %
Educational attainment
 Primary complete or incomplete 29.0 % 25.5 % 19.7 %
 Secondary incomplete 31.6 % 32.3 % 34.4 %
 Secondary complete 21.3 % 21.3 % 21.2 %
 Post-secondary incomplete 7.4 % 11.6 % 12.2 %
 Post-secondary complete 10.7 % 9.4 % 13.0 %
Age
 Between 13 and 17 1.7 % 1.6 % 1.0 %
 Between 18 and 24 13.7 % 12.0 % 12.7 %
 Between 25 and 34 22.6 % 23.2 % 24.5 %
 Between 35 and 44 24.5 % 23.1 % 23.8 %
 Between 45 and 60 30.3 % 32.0 % 30.2 %
 More than 60 7.2 % 8.0 % 7.8 %
 Public employee 16.6 % 16.5 % 15.5 %
Sector activity
 Livestock, agriculture, and mining 4.3 % 4.9 % 4.1 %
 Manufacturing industry 14.5 % 14.4 % 12.5 %
 Electricity, gas, and water 1.0 % 1.1 % 1.3 %
 Construction 8.1 % 6.6 % 8.2 %
 Shops, restaurants, and hotels 22.4 % 23.4 % 22.5 %
 Transport and communications 6.2 % 5.7 % 7.4 %
 Business services 9.0 % 8.0 % 10.0 %
 Community, personal, and social services 34.5 % 36.0 % 34.0 %
  1. Source: own estimations based on household surveys