Skip to main content

Table 1 Descriptive statistics of all variables (N = 6014).

From: The role of different types of skills and signals in youth labor market integration

  Min. Max. Mean Std. dev.
Dependent variables
 Immediate job entry 0 1 0.81  
 Horizontal match 0 1 0.71  
 Vertical match 0 1 0.74  
 Job security 0 1 0.37  
Self-rated skills
 Self-rated specific skills 1 5 3.87 0.63
 Self-rated generic skills 1 5 3.79 0.66
Educational signals
 Apprenticeship at firm (no = ref.)
  Yes 0 1 0.49  
  Missing 0 1 0.00  
 VET track (school-based = ref.)
  Work-based VET track 0 1 0.25  
 Educational VET level (level 2 = ref.)
  VET level 3 0 1 0.30  
  VET level 4 0 1 0.56  
 Average graduation grade 6 8.5 7.32 0.54
Controls
 Educational sector
  Economics (= ref.) 0 1 0.28  
  Agriculture 0 1 0.06  
  Technology 0 1 0.23  
  Social work/welfare 0 1 0.14  
  Health care 0 1 0.29  
 Female 0 1 0.63  
 Age 18 27 22.05 1.92
 Ethnic background
  Native Dutch (= ref.) 0 1 0.32  
  Western migration background 0 1 0.20  
  Non-western migration background 0 1 0.24  
  Missing 0 1 0.08  
 Parental educational background
  Primary education (= ref.) 0 1 0.02  
  Lower secondary education 0 1 0.18  
  Upper secondary gen. education 0 1 0.06  
  Upper secondary VET education 0 1 0.39  
  Tertiary education 0 1 0.28  
  Missing 0 1 0.07