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Table 9 Macro correlates of the predicted transition duration from school to work and the probability of never attaining employment (with 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 −15.094 −28.244 17.717 12.575 −0.103 −0.034 −0.019 0.032
(10.964) (17.010) (37.331) (58.410) (0.071) (0.126) (0.131) (0.240)
Pop. growth −0.969 −10.594 19.071 16.256 −0.060 0.014 0.180 0.210
(11.156) (14.876) (37.985) (51.083) (0.073) (0.124) (0.134) (0.236)
Poverty rate −14.082* −11.851 10.680 10.229 −0.012 −0.040 0.178* 0.174
(7.083) (7.653) (24.116) (26.279) (0.046) (0.061) (0.086) (0.115)
Minimum wage 5.473 3.246 3.217 2.275 0.025 0.047 0.036 0.041
(3.926) (4.561) (13.366) (15.663) (0.026) (0.040) (0.049) (0.076)
UI 6.202** 5.315* 21.096** 21.064* −0.037* −0.044 −0.063 −0.056
(2.624) (2.842) (8.935) (9.761) (0.020) (0.024) (0.036) (0.047)
Years compulsory educ.   0.964   −7.875   −0.032   0.003
  (3.267)   (11.219)   (0.040)   (0.075)
Observations 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21
R 2 0.821 0.849 0.815 0.842 0.663 0.693 0.885 0.889
  1. Notes. The table reports similar regression to those in Table 8 with the additional inclusion of region fixed effects
  2. Standard errors in brackets. ***,**,*: significant at 1, 5, and 10 percent level, respectively