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Table 3 Descriptive statistics after matching

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

  Foremen
N = 2097
Academics
N = 2097
t test
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
“Education phase”
 Full-time work experience 0.72 0.31  
 Part-time work experience 0.05 0.14  
 Unemployment period 0.09 0.06  
 Time outside of labour market 0.14 0.49  
 Time between apprenticeship and start as foremen/academic 2400.79 (1342.50) 2837.77 (1048.99) 10.84
“Return phase”
 Age at first employment as academic or foremen 27.95 (4.47) 28.90 (3.35) 7.20
 Location of entry establishment 0.78 0.80 1.15
 Tenure 2.67 (3.86) 0.83 (1.80) 17.82
 Average income level of entry establishment 4.31 (0.36) 4.54 (0.39) 18.35
 Same establishment as during apprenticeship 0.17 0.04  
 Same establishment as first employment after apprenticeship 0.20 0.05  
 Size of entry establishment
  Less than 250 employees
  250–1000 employees
  More than 1000 employees
0.75
0.13
0.12
0.52
0.25
0.23
 
 Entry wage 4.35 (0.47) 4.21 (0.76) 7.13
  1. Source: LIAB longitudinal model 93-10