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Table 3 Results of ordinary least squares models for the occupational status of the first stable job (ISEI)

From: Vocational qualification as safety-net? Education-to-work transitions of higher education dropouts in Germany

  Model 2a Model 2b
b t b t
Educational attainment
 Only pre-tertiary vocational training Ref. Ref. −2.65 −1.64
 Higher education dropout + pre-tertiary vocational training −2.26 −1.37 −4.91* −2.26
 Higher education dropout without pre-tertiary vocational training 2.65 1.64 Ref. Ref.
 Higher education degree 22.00*** 33.65 19.35*** 12.44
At least one parent higher education (yes = 1) 1.18* 2.36 1.18* 2.36
Age at de-registration 0.40*** 4.17 0.40*** 4.17
Sex (male = 1) −1.15* -2.30 −1.15* −2.30
Upper secondary final GPA −0.68 −1.12 −0.68 −1.12
Work experience −0.96 −1.46 −0.96 −1.46
Education-leaving cohort
 1964–1984 2.47** 3.17 2.47** 3.17
 1985–1994 0.80 1.11 0.80 1.11
 1995–2004 0.41 0.55 0.41 0.55
 2005–2014 Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Constant 38.93*** 14.76 38.93*** 14.76
N 3813   3813  
  1. ISEI Standard International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status
  2. * p < 0.05
  3. ** p < 0.01
  4. *** p < 0.001