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Table 1 Characteristics of all workers

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Dependent variables
Received employer-supported training 60.1
On-the-job 32.9
Classroom 36.5
Outside 4.4
Declined training 12.2
Independent variables
Women 52.2
Low-wage 25.6
Education
Less than high school 10.0
Completed high school 16.6
Postsecondary, non-university 52.3
University degree 21.1
Non-union 73.1
Low-wage, less-educated, non-union 8.7
Control variables: Worker
Non-permanent 9.1
Part-time 15.7
Occupation
Manager 12.6
Professional 17.2
White collar 22.8
Blue collar 47.4
Marital status
Married/common-law 68.4
Other 31.6
Dependent children 43.5
Workplace tenure1 8.7
Workplace tenure squared1 152.9
Worker age1 40.9
Worker age squared1 1,814.7
Control variables: Workplace
Workplace size (employees)1 482.7
Workplace size (log form)1 1.8
Industry
Primary 1.7
Manufacturing and related 31.8
Retail trade 24.3
Finance and insurance 4.7
Education and health 21.8
Other services 15.6
Profitable workplace 66.5
1. Indicates the mean among all workers. All other figures indicate the proportion of workers having a particular characteristic.
Source: Statistics Canada, Workplace and Employee Survey, 2005.