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Table 1 Characteristics of dentist labour market in Mexico, 2000–2008

From: Dentist education and labour market in Mexico: elements for policy definition

Characteristic       2000 2008
Total (absolute number)       93 557 117 449
        % %
Sex   
  Women       60.5 67.3
  Men       39.5 32.7
Training level
  Bachelor’s degree       95.2 88.9
  Postgraduate degree       4.8 11.1
Work status
  Employed       81 78.9
  Unemployed       19 21.1
Employed
  In his/her area of training       72.8 78.9
  In a different area of training       27.2 21.1
Geographic location in his/her area of training
  Urban       97.7 96.5
  Rurala       2.3 3.5
Employment sector in his/her area of training
  Private       88.2 75
  Public       11.8 25
Number of jobs held
  One       93.9 89.7
  Two       5.8 10.3
  Three       0.3 0
  1. Source: 2000–2008 National Occupation and Employment Survey database.
  2. aRural: Localities with less than 2500 inhabitants.