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Table 4 Distribution of young people by occupation in six African countries

From: Gender gaps in the path to adulthood for young females and males in six African countries from the 1990s to the 2010s

  Men Women
Burkina Faso 1998 2010 1998 2010
 Not working still in school 0.6 1.8 0.9 3.1
 Not working or in school 19.7 19.0 4.6 2.1
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 0.8 2.3 3.9 6.6
 Agriculture 38.4 44.6 62.5 50.7
 Other 40.4 32.3 28.1 37.5
Ethiopia 2000 2011 2000 2011
 Not working still in school 1.2 2.2 1.8 1.2
 Not working or in school 33.9 38.0 1.8 1.6
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 2.4 5.8 4.4 8.8
 Agriculture 36.7 23.6 77.8 65.7
 Other 25.9 30.4 14.2 22.7
Ghana 1993 2014 1993 2014
 Not working still in school 1.3 1.9 2.3 2.2
 Not working or in school 20.6 18.3 9.7 6.2
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 2.6 12.0 8.1 18.7
 Agriculture 33.0 14.2 51.3 24.6
 Other 42.5 53.6 28.6 48.2
Kenya 1993 2014 1993 2014
 Not working still in school 1.1 2.3 1.2 3.5
 Not working or in school 42.8 25.3 4.2 3.5
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 7.5 12.5 10.0 14.3
 Agriculture 20.5 17.3 42.4 17.2
 Other 28.2 42.6 42.2 61.5
Tanzania 1996 2010 1996 2010
 Not working still in school 0.3 0.8 0.8 2.7
 Not working or in school 42.8 13.2 1.6 3.3
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 3.0 0.0 1.7 4.5
 Agriculture 42.7 56.0 67.3 56.0
 Other 14.2 27.2 28.6 33.5
Uganda 1995 2011 1995 2011
 Not working still in school 0.6 1.0 2.5 1.0
 Not working or in school 35.0 22.1 3.4 1.4
 Professional, managerial, technical or clerical 3.3 6.8 4.5 5.9
 Agriculture 44.6 47.0 66.1 66.2
 Other 16.6 23.1 23.4 25.5
  1. Source: Authors’ calculation from DHS survey data. The numbers of observations on which this table is based range from 1412 for the case of Ghana in 1993 to 9169 for the case of Ethiopia in 2011