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Table 7 Median transition duration from school to work (months)—by groups

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

   By Gender By age left education By whether individual worked while in school
Region Country Males Females <16 16–18 >18 Did not work Worked
Asia and the Pacific Cambodia 3.0 3.4 4.4 3.0 2.8 4.0 2.4
Nepal 5.4 10.6 14.8 7.5 5.6 7.5 8.5
Samoa 6.6 7.6 27.0 7.0 4.1 6.9 3.6
Vietnam 19.2 23.9 42.1 15.7 8.8 23.9 14.5
Average   14.4 18.8 32.1 12.5 7.4 18.2 11.9
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Armenia 8.1 15.2 257.0 11.9 9.9 12.9 5.5
Kyrgyz Rep. 15.0 26.2 38.4 25.3 12.1 23.1 14.3
Macedonia, FYR 120.3 121.6 >150 126.8 78.2 124.8 24.5
Moldova, Rep. 6.7 8.3 7.1 7.7 7.1 9.0 5.0
Russian Fed. 9.8 11.9 29.8 22.6 9.3 11.3 8.2
Ukraine 5.6 7.5 6.4 10.1 5.7 7.3 5.4
Average   10.5 12.7 30.2 15.1 9.0 11.9 7.8
Latin America and Caribbean Brazil 10.3 12.5 20.1 10.7 6.6 16.4 2.0
El Salvador 6.2 19.1 19.1 19.6 14.0 19.1 8.7
Jamaica 17.4 48.3 114.6 23.9 17.4 38.1 14.6
Peru 4.0 7.4 10.4 5.4 3.7 6.4 3.6
Average   9.5 12.4 19.9 10.4 6.6 15.5 2.5
Middle East and North Africa Egypt 14.0 82.8 12.7 13.3 29.3 28.2 15.0
Jordan 17.5 59.0 41.0 21.3 14.9 35.9 15.2
OPT 25.0 55.3 34.8 35.5 40.7 40.8 14.3
Tunisia 21.2 41.6 37.9 28.7 21.5 32.7 18.8
Average   15.0 76.7 17.3 15.5 27.5 29.2 15.4
Sub-Saharan Africa Benin 11.2 6.1 18.7 9.9 7.8 8.7 6.7
Madagascar 2.8 3.2 3.2 3.9 3.3 4.3 2.5
Tanzania 15.9 30.3 33.8 21.0 20.5 23.9 15.3
Togo 27.2 22.2 21.3 28.4 34.9 29.0 16.1
Uganda 7.1 11.4 10.5 8.7 6.7 11.4 6.8
Average   11.2 17.4 19.5 13.8 13.0 15.7 9.8
Tot. average   11.7 24.6 22.7 12.6 11.4 16.7 8.2
  1. Notes. The table reports the estimated median duration from school to the first employment separately for different groups of individuals. See text for details