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Table 2 Descriptive statistics after matching

From: Does tertiary vocational education beat academic education? A matching analysis of young men’s earnings developments

Matching variables Foremen
N = 2097
Academics
N = 2097
t test
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age at the start of apprenticeship 18.59 (3.32) 18.50 (2.61) 0.94
Age at the end of apprenticeship 21.37 (3.14) 21.22 (2.34) 1.61
Schooling background 0.04 (0.20) 0.05 (0.22) 1.22
Daily wage at the end of apprenticeship 3.18 (0.48) 3.09 (0.51) 0.91
Number of apprentices 106.30 (343.75) 108.68 (386.46) 0.20
Retention rate
 Less than 40%
 40–60%
 More than 60%
0.39
0.03
0.58
0.41
0.04
0.55
 
Average income level in training establishment 4.26 (0.32) 4.27 (0.34) 0.66
Size of training establishment
 Less than 250 employees
 250–1000 employees
 More than 1000 employees
0.66
0.18
0.16
0.63
0.19
0.18
 
 Location of training establishment 0.72 0.74  
 Length of apprenticeship 2.14 (0.77) 2.13 (0.76) 0.40
Additional variables used in matching: year of apprenticeship end, 24 sectors, occupations on 2-digit level
  1. Source: LIAB longitudinal model 93-10