The figures refer to income from labour of premature school-leavers in the month September (gross monthly wage). This is related to the minimum youth age applicable to the age of the school-leaver. In 2005 the minimum wage (full-time) ranged from 379 euro for 15 year-olds to 1,075 euro for 22 year-olds. The income of school drop-outs is not necessarily based on full-time working hours.
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