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Table 14 Percentage change in earnings by employment type transition

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

  Number of transitions Change in monthly earnings (%)
25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
All transitions 828 − 33.3% 2.7% 50.0%
From government employment 19 − 30.8% 13.6% 53.0%
 To government employment 9 − 6.3% 10.9% 103.5%
 To private employment 7 − 33.3% − 30.8% 50.0%
From private employment 493 − 23.5% 12.0% 63.7%
 To government employment 18 − 6.4% 11.2% 51.8%
 To private employment 286 − 11.2% 17.1% 57.7%
 To casual employment 44 − 36.3% − 2.9% 63.4%
 To self-employment (no employees or family employees only) 97 − 50.6% − 9.6% 68.9%
 To self-employment (with non-family employees) 40 − 40.9% 42.9% 114.3%
 To family worker 8 − 53.0% 19.8% 165.6%
From casual employment 140 − 29.6% 0.0% 41.6%
 To private employment 32 − 35.4% − 12.0% 18.1%
 To casual employment 59 − 23.5% 0.0% 37.1%
 To self-employment (no employees or family employees only) 34 − 43.7% − 6.3% 61.5%
 To self-employment (with non-family employees) 10 − 6.3% 19.2% 53.0%
From self-employment (no employees or family employees only) 118 − 35.4% − 5.2% 44.0%
 To private employment 33 − 35.4% − 16.7% 15.8%
 To casual employment 17 − 52.6% − 26.1% 3.4%
 To self-employment (no employees or family employees only) 49 − 35.4% 2.7% 47.7%
 To self-employment (with non-family employees) 18 − 6.2% 3.6% 44.0%
From self-employment (with non-family employees) 45 − 66.7% − 43.7% − 17.7%
 To private employment 10 − 70.3% − 44.2% − 17.7%
 To self-employment (no employees or family employees only) 18 − 65.3% − 48.3% − 17.7%
 To self-employment (with non-family employees) 14 − 58.6% − 37.9% − 23.5%
From family worker 13 − 48.3% − 25.2% 55.1%
 To private employment 5 − 74.6% − 27.4% 179.2%
  1. Note: 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles of changes in monthly earnings when transitioning from one employment type to another. Only cells (e.g., from private employment to casual employment) with 5 or more transitions are shown. Casual worker category includes day laborers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, and apprentices, interns or trainees. Sampling weights are applied