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Table 11 Details of the sample selection procedures

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

     Missing information   Inconsistencies   
Region Country Original sample Out of school sample Missing date of beginning work Missing activity Missing date of leaving education Sample with no missing info Date left education exceeds date of survey interview Date left education negative Date left education greater than date starting work (except for Brazil) Final sample Fraction of observations dropped
  Bangladesh 9197 5664 Missing dates of beginning work
Asia and the Pacific Cambodia 3552 2269 0 0 0 2269 5 0 0 2264 0.2
Nepal 3584 1120 0 0 0 1120 0 0 5 1115 0.4
Samoa 2914 1845 37 1 1 1806 15 0 37 1754 4.9
Vietnam 2722 1752 4 22 14 1712 0 0 56 1656 5.5
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Armenia 3216 1850 0 1 0 1849 0 0 0 1849 0.1
Kyrgyz Rep. 3930 2222 0 12 4 2206 1 0 179 2026 8.8
Macedonia, FYR 2544 1263 6 20 0 1237 8 0 0 1229 2.7
Moldova, Rep. 1158 578 0 34 0 544 0 0 0 544 5.9
Russian Fed. 3890 2472 18 124 26 2304 29 1 163 2111 14.6
Ukraine 3526 1969 0 9 0 1960 2 0 140 1818 7.7
Latin America and the Caribbean Brazil 3288 1976 23 283 32 1638 4 0 0 1634 17.3
Colombia 6014 3205 Missing dates of leaving school
El Salvador 3451 2287 35 4 1 2247 4 0 20 2223 2.8
Jamaica 2584 1582 6 68 0 1508 4 0 0 1504 4.9
Peru 2464 1386 0 6 0 1380 4 0 12 1364 1.6
Middle East and North Africa Egypt 5198 3439 1293 0 51 2095 0 0 53 2042 40.6
Jordan 5405 3089 0 0 76 3013 8 0 94 2911 5.8
OPT 4320 2236 22 62 449 1703 7 0 38 1658 25.8
Tunisia 3000 1714 208 0 12 1494 1 0 15 1478 13.8
Sub-Saharan Africa Benin 6917 1446 0 1 0 1445 2 0 13 1430 1.1
Liberia 1504 433 7 114 31 281 4 0 30 247 43.0
Madagascar 3295 2025 436 9 1 1579 3 0 15 1561 22.9
Malawi 3102 1793 0 0 1596 197 1 0 2 194 89.2
Tanzania 1988 1241 18 69 36 1118 11 0 69 1038 16.4
Togo 2033 890 17 22 0 851 4 0 1 846 4.9
Uganda 3811 2137 0 50 9 2078 2 0 72 2004 6.2
Zambia 3206 1806 587 15 0 1204 0 0 50 1154 36.1