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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: The role of the firm in worker wage dispersion: an analysis of the Ghanaian manufacturing sector

  All firms Private domestic Any foreign
  (1) (2) (3)
Number of workers 74.50 34.53 194.41
Number of skilled workers 13.69 6.85 35.01
Years of education of average worker 10.02 9.65 10.99
Potential experience of average worker 15.26 6.85 35.01
Age of average worker (in years) 32.60 30.11 39.32
Weekly hours worked by average worker 45.90 46.87 43.56
Located in Accra (=1 if yes) 0.59 0.53 0.70
Log annual wage bills 16.58 15.77 18.68
Log real output 17.36 16.69 19.41
Exports (=1 if yes) 0.33 0.29 0.46
Log replacement value of plants and machinery 17.67 16.65 20.80
Percentage of inputs imported 22.03 19.13 32.56
Observations (firm × years) 2400 1464 804
  1. Notes: Data comes from the CSAE-RPED database as discussed in the data section. Any foreign corresponds to firms partially or wholly owned by foreigners. Private domestic refers to firms owned and managed by private Ghanaian resident entrepreneurs. Total observations are 2400; for private domestic, it is 1464; and for foreign owned, it is 804. Remaining 132 are observations for state firms. All figures are means computed from plant-level database of 200 firms overall for 12 years