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Table 5 Earnings by employment type

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

Employment type 25% percentile 50% percentile 75% percentile
(a) Monthly earnings (2016 Taka)
 Private employee (base category) 7000 9500 15,000
 Government employee 15,000*** 25,000*** 35,000***
 Casual worker 6000 7500*** 12,000***
 Self-employed (alone/with family) 7500 15,000*** 20,000***
 Self-employed (with non-family) 15,000*** 20,000*** 35,000***
 Family worker 2500*** 7500*** 15,000
(b) Hourly earnings (2016 Taka)
 Private employee (base category) 114 166 267
 Government employee 299*** 476*** 827***
 Casual worker 111 143*** 222**
 Self-employed (alone/with family) 119 222*** 370***
 Self-employed (with non-family) 222*** 370*** 519***
 Family worker 91 178 286
  1. Note: Monthly earnings (panel (a)) and hourly earnings (panel (b)), by employment type. Hourly earnings are calculated based on reported monthly earnings and working hours. Earnings information is based on current job at time of survey. Casual worker category includes day laborers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, and apprentices, interns or trainees. Sampling weights are applied. We use quantile regression to test the differences between the earnings quantiles among government employees, casual workers, the self-employed, and the earnings quantiles for private employees (base category). ***, **, and * denote that the associated p value is less than 0.01, 0.05, and 0.1 respectively