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Table 9 Main reason for leaving the previous job

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

(a) Among government employees, private employees and casual workers
Main reason for separation Government employees Private employees Casual workers
Terminated 0.0% 5.9% 12.3%
Firm closed 6.3% 7.5% 2.0%
Job completed 17.5% 2.6% 3.3%
Found preferred job 33.8% 39.1% 22.1%
Decided to start my own business 6.3% 20.1% 16.8%
Decided to work for family business 0.0% 2.3% 2.0%
Retired 12.5% 1.2% 0.0%
Still work at this job, but it is no longer the main activity 0.0% 0.8% 8.6%
Other (specify) 23.7% 19.1% 28.4%
Do not know 0.0% 0.4% 2.0%
Refused 0.0% 0.9% 2.5%
Total 100% 100% 100%
(b) Among self-employed and family workers
Main reason for separation Self-employed (w/o employees or w/ family employees) Self-employed (w/ non-family employees) Family worker
The firm did not make enough profit 41.0% 56.8% 7.9%
Found preferred job 11.6% 2.2% 7.9%
Decided to start another business 20.0% 9.6% 28.4%
Decided to work for another family business 1.8% 0% 5.7%
Retired 1.3% 0% 0%
Still work in this business but it is no longer the main activity 9.0% 10.9% 13.6%
Other 12.5% 20.5% 19.3%
Refused 2.8% 0% 17.1%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
  1. Note: Reported reason for leaving the previous job, for wage workers (panel (a)) and workers in household businesses (panel (b)). Casual worker category includes day laborers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, and apprentices, interns or trainees. Sampling weights are applied