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Table 13 Transitions from self-employment

From: Transitions between informal and formal employment: results from a worker survey in Bangladesh

   To:  
Private employee Casual worker Self-employment
Age: 26–35 − 0.298*** (0.0739) 0.0484 (0.0675) 0.250*** (0.0887)
Age: 36–45 − 0.196** (0.0923) 0.0619 (0.0862) 0.134 (0.106)
Age: 46–55 − 0.170 (0.128) 0.0692 (0.0998) 0.101 (0.144)
Age: 56+ 0.385 (140.2) − 1.441 (398.9) 1.056 (258.7)
Education: Class 6–9 0.106 (0.0854) − 0.110 (0.0813) 0.00351 (0.0984)
Education: Class 10 and SSC 0.139* (0.0769) − 0.0890 (0.0726) − 0.0499 (0.0927)
Education: High school certificate or diploma 0.799 (95.24) − 1.639 (271.0) 0.840 (175.8)
Education: Bachelors or higher 0.829 (63.71) − 1.755 (181.3) 0.926 (117.6)
Vocational training w/o certification − 0.297 (0.181) 0.353** (0.161) − 0.0562 (0.216)
Vocational training w/ certification 0.162 (0.152) 0.239** (0.114) − 0.401** (0.185)
Male 0.109 (0.188) 0.116 (0.200) − 0.226 (0.234)
Log(monthly wage) − 0.0425 (0.0278) 0.00255 (0.0262) 0.0400 (0.0357)
Tenure 0.0006 (0.0065) − 0.0010 (0.0051) 0.0005 (0.0069)
Found preferred job 0.377*** (0.117) 0.0753 (0.0910) − 0.453*** (0.164)
Preferred self-employment 0.168 (59.81) − 1.500 (170.2) 1.333 (110.4)
Other reason for separation 0.0794 (0.0695) − 0.0216 (0.0571) − 0.0578 (0.0749)
Observations 171 171 171
  1. Note: Marginal effects from multinomial regressions for workers transitioning away from self-employment. Casual worker includes day laborers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, and apprentices, interns or trainees. The omitted categories are age 25 or less, primary education or less (class 5 or less), female, no vocational training, and involuntary separation. Other controls included in the regression analysis are the industry and size of the previous employer. Sampling weights are applied. Standard errors in parentheses. ***, ** and * denote that the p values is less than 0.01,  0.05, or 0.1, respectively