Table 2

Employment status of parents

Characteristicsn%n%
Employment at diagnosisFatherMother
  Government, SOE, or public sector3522.03220.1
  Private sector or self-employed10968.67345.9
  Agriculture116.91610.1
  Unemployed or doing housework42.53823.9
Change of employment status (conditional on employed at diagnosis)FatherMother
  No change4729.91814.8
  Completely stop working138.386.6
  Extended leave9761.79678.7
  Average length of absence, months (mean, SD)14.411.118.110.8
  • SOE, state-owned enterprise.