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Table 8 Descriptive statistics of independent variables for each occupational

From: Vocational training choice from a regional perspective

  Agriculture Production Construction Science Logistics Trade Clerical Social services Total
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Fullsample (N=3403)
 Overall grade 2.70 0.52 2.70 0.52 2.85 0.52 2.52 0.53 2.82 0.49 2.78 0.54 2.41 0.55 2.69 0.52 2.68 0.54
 Mathematical competence −0.33 0.69 −0.20 0.93 −0.54 1.05 0.14 1.11 −0.63 0.86 −0.72 0.86 −0.32 0.87 −0.79 0.82 −0.45 0.94
 Reading competence −0.60 0.92 −0.55 1.07 −0.90 1.05 −0.03 1.19 −0.88 1.10 −0.67 1.01 −0.19 1.09 −0.46 1.01 −0.51 1.07
 Equivalized income 1269.19 539.41 1365.09 558.58 1354.36 561.56 1459.32 581.20 1256.30 544.47 1195.63 552.17 1340.37 543.21 1148.03 509.58 1285.17 553.16
 Time lag 0.21 0.45 0.35 0.72 0.30 0.68 0.23 0.59 0.67 1.06 0.62 0.90 0.39 0.75 0.54 0.84 0.44 0.79
Subsample (N=1897)
 Overall grade 2.68 0.61 2.64 0.49 2.77 0.48 2.53 0.55 2.74 0.46 2.68 0.48 2.40 0.57 2.64 0.50 2.61 0.52
 Mathematical competence −0.12 0.69 −0.01 0.89 −0.10 1.08 0.20 1.05 −0.25 0.87 −0.51 0.84 −0.20 0.87 −0.65 0.81 −0.26 0..92
 Reading competence −0.48 0.74 −0.28 1.03 −0.57 0.88 0.20 1.12 −0.53 1.06 −0.41 0.91 -0.07 1.05 -0.25 0.98 -0.25 1.02
 Equivalized income 1346.92 584.48 1407.08 535.68 1385.97 576.89 1503.07 588.07 1408.91 602.74 1243.55 578.58 1364.67 543.14 1205.82 525.76 1335.22 554.60
 Time lag 0.19 0.45 0.20 0.51 0.16 0.58 0.15 0.46 0.37 0.70 0.53 0.79 0.32 0.67 0.47 0.78 0.32 0.66
 Comfort aspects 4.13 1.23 4.49 0.99 4.02 1.06 4.75 0.92 4.08 1.17 4.56 1.09 4.88 0.79 4.59 0.99 4.56 1.00
 Economic aspects 4.77 1.00 5.21 0.74 4.93 0.96 5.14 0.76 5.18 0.71 5.12 0.86 5.28 0.63 5.07 0.83 5.15 0.79
 Social orientation 4.92 0.90 4.71 0.86 4.81 0.90 4.59 0.89 4.78 0.81 4.69 0.96 4.79 0.78 5.14 0.77 4.83 0.86
  1. Data source: NEPS, SC4