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Table 8 Macro correlates of the predicted transition duration from school to work and the probability of never attaining employment (without region fixed effects)

From: Pathways from school to work in the developing world

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
  Average duration from school to employment Average duration from school to stable employment Probability of never attaining employment Probability of never attaining stable employment
log GDP −1.470 0.117 −27.208 4.079 −0.061 0.097 −0.022 0.034
(6.588) (18.655) (23.128) (63.607) (0.064) (0.106) (0.098) (0.171)
Pop. growth 16.821** 18.269 43.807* 54.078 −0.049 0.053 −0.017 0.061
(5.869) (12.659) (20.606) (43.161) (0.042) (0.071) (0.064) (0.114)
Poverty rate −17.330*** −17.440** −47.489** −50.363** −0.003 −0.037 0.140** 0.164**
(5.778) (6.391) (20.284) (21.791) (0.037) (0.043) (0.058) (0.070)
Minimum wage 6.662 7.053 23.178 25.161 0.002 0.037 −0.009 0.000
(4.001) (5.145) (14.047) (17.543) (0.025) (0.031) (0.039) (0.050)
UI 5.821* 5.961 25.255** 24.136* −0.035 −0.040 −0.061* −0.037
(3.057) (3.407) (10.732) (11.616) (0.020) (0.023) (0.031) (0.037)
Years compulsory educ.   −0.068   −8.598   −0.042   0.032
  (3.225)   (10.995)   (0.032)   (0.051)
Observations 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21
R 2 0.611 0.612 0.573 0.598 0.282 0.448 0.829 0.856
  1. Notes. The table reports regression of the each dependent variable (in the first row) on a number of macro-economic indicators across countries. Estimation method GLS with weights equal to population size. Standard errors in brackets. ***,**,*: significant at 1, 5, and 10 percent level, respectively