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Table 5 Average transition duration from school to work (months)

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

Region Country Mean time spent to find first employment Mean time spent to find first stable employment Median time spent to find first employment Median time spent to find first stable employment
Asia and the Pacific Cambodia 3.5 >150 3.2 92.1
Nepal 9.2 19.4 7.6 13.9
Samoa 9.9 16.5 6.8 10.5
Vietnam 27.5 >150 21.2 57.9
Average   10.9 27.2 7.7 14.9
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Armenia 12.5 49.7 11.8 44
Kyrgyz Rep. 25.8 44.9 22 43.6
Macedonia, FYR >150 >150 >150 >150
Moldova, Rep. 7.6 3.8 7.3 3
Russian Fed. 15.7 40.3 11.2 21.6
Ukraine 7.6 11.7 7.1 9.4
Average   16.6 47.9 15.6 42.3
Latin America and Caribbean Brazil 19.3 45.8 11.4 32.1
El Salvador 20.1 17.9 14.7 14.7
Jamaica 50.4 100.7 25.5 48.5
Peru 6.4 26.3 5.3 22.7
Average   24.9 55.7 14.0 33.4
Middle East and North Africa Egypt 57 >150 26.7 45.6
Jordan 45.3 >150 39.1 >150
OPT 40.4 142.2 35.5 120.9
Tunisia 35.3 90.8 28.7 32.7
Average   52.1 146.0 29.0 63.9
Sub-Saharan Africa Benin 9.7 31.3 8.4 18
Madagascar 12.1 >150 3.2 80.1
Tanzania 26.3 105.7 22.5 57.3
Togo 33.7 >150 25.2 >150
Uganda 10.2 28.9 9.1 25.2
Average   25.7 129.7 18.8 103.1
Tot. average   26.8 86.2 17.3 53.1
Europe Austria 19.09 33.0
Belgium 20.4 45.0
Denmark 14.6 21.3
Finland 27.6 44.3
France 24.3 40.7
Germany 18.0 33.8
Greece 21.3 51.5
Ireland 13.2 28.7
Italy 25.5 44.8
Portugal 22.6 51.5
Spain 34.6 56.6
United Kingdom 19.4 36.1
Tot. average   23.0 41.3
  1. Notes. The table reports the estimated average and median duration from school to the first employment (columns 1 and 3) and the first stable employment (columns 2 and 4) among individuals aged 15–29 expected to eventually transit to employment. The data are derived from model estimates reported in Tables 13 and 15. Notes: Data for Europe come from Quintini et al. (2007). Mean durations are top-coded at 150 months (this value is also used to compute averages). See also notes to Table 1