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Table 2 Employment status of employed individuals by age and sex (2012)

From: The ethos of Chinese capitalism: lessons from the career paths of Shanghai white-collar workers

  Employees Employers Self-employed Unpaid family worker Total
Total 46.2% 3.9% 47.4% 2.5% 100%
Total Men 48.9% 5% 45% 1.1% 100%
Total Women 42.7% 2.5% 50.5% 4.2% 100%
16–19 years old (M + W) 59.9% 1.4% 35.3% 3.4% 100%
20–24 65.5% 2% 29.3% 3.3% 100%
25–29 61.8% 3.6% 31.9% 2.8% 100%
30–34 56.1% 5.3% 36.2% 2.4% 100%
35–39 50% 5.4% 42.2% 2.4% 100%
40–44 43.8% 5.1% 48.5% 2.6% 100%
45–49 42.2% 4.7% 50.6% 2.5% 100%
50–54 36.5% 3.6% 57.8% 2.1% 100%
55–59 25.6% 2.6% 70.1% 1.7% 100%
60–64 13.5% 1.8% 82.7% 1.9% 100%
65+ 7.5% 0.9% 89.7% 1.9% 100%
  1. Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China, Zhongguo renkou he jiuye tongji nianjian 2012, China Population & Employment Statistics Book 2012, Beijing, China Statistics Press Zhongguo tonji chubanshe, 2013, pp. 160–161