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Table 3 Labor market and education histories, individuals aged 15–29

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

       Individuals who have left education
Region Country Left education Left education before age 15 Never in education Worked while in school Worked since leaving school Stable work since leaving school No work since leaving school but searched/ training Never in labor force
  Bangladesh 76.5 n.a. 13.9 12.8 31.4 13.8 2.5 28.2
Cambodia 66.7 50.0 2.6 40.6 61.7 27.6 0.6 1.9
Nepal 40.4 27.7 7.9 29.3 23.4 9.4 2.2 6.8
Samoa 63.3 20.3 0.1 3.9 29.5 25.1 1.8 30.6
Vietnam 68.8 48.8 2.2 19 61.4 40.2 0.9 3.7
Average   64.4 33.8 1.5 20.2 43.7 26.2 1.3 17.2
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Armenia 54.7 7.00 0.3 11.9 34.5 25.8 9.2 10.6
Kyrgyz Rep. 58.9 11.4 0.6 25.8 46.9 19.4 2.1 9.0
Macedonia, FYR 53.0 21.3 0.9 14.0 27.0 20.4 17.4 6.8
Moldova, Rep. 57.1 14.1 0.5 39.3 46.7 8.1 2.00 5.3
Russian Fed. 63.9 4.4 0.0. 23.4 50.0 44.6 4.6 5.7
Ukraine 58.4 3.6 0.0 29.7 47.00 41.6 4.5 6.6
Average   57.5 9.9 0.5 21.2 42.3 23.2 5.2 9.1
Latin America and the Caribbean Brazil 63.2 16.4 0.1 90.9 51.3 45.2 2.1 0.2
Colombia 54.7 n.a. n.a. n.a. 36.9 29.4 1.8 2.3
El Salvador 63.8 41.1 1.7 25.2 41.2 29.6 2.8 16.8
Jamaica 64.8 16.3 0.0 21 44.7 37.9 14.9 4.7
Peru 55.3 12.6 0.5 39.4 44.1 37.4 2.4 8.0
Average   63.1 28.1 0.9 29.5 43.3 34.3 6.7 10.1
Middle East and North Africa Egypt 71.1 n.a. 5.8 21.9 25.5 4.5 7.0 8.3
Jordan 57.1 20.4 0.5 6.0 32.2 30.2 7.8 16.7
OPT 55.2 12.7 0.2 14.6 26.3 10.4 10.4 10.4
Tunisia 61.9 33.8 2.2 22 33.4 26 10.0 9.9
Average   57.7 14.1 1.0 14.3 27.1 12.6 9.5 11.1
Sub-Saharan Africa Benin 50.7 52.0 28.8 14.4 13.0 2.2 7.3 1.5
Liberia 39.5 24.4 10.5 20.3 12.3 1.2 5.4 3.3
Madagascar 77.9 63.4 14.8 39.7 47.8 11.3 0.3 1.9
Malawi 63.8 n.a. 4.5 25.9 47.7 12.3 1.3 10.4
Tanzania 71.0 23.2 2.5 19.5 44.5 17.3 4.0 15.7
Togo 60.1 43.4 15.9 22.9 33.8 6.5 6.6 1.9
Uganda 60.5 43.1 4.2 39.7 48.1 18.7 1.8 5.0
Zambia 59.6 16.2 2.8 13.7 15.8 6.3 7.7 15.1
Average   60.9 39.8 13.2 21.5 33.0 8.7 5.2 6.3
Tot. average   61.2 27.7 4.1 20.0 37.6 19.2 4.7 11.8
  1. Notes. The table reports statistics on past labor market experiences collected retrospectively at the time of the STWT survey. See also notes to Table 1