Table 1: Descriptive statistics in 2005.

DutchMediter.CaribbeanWestern

Daily wage122.56119.97122.96121.31
Women0.510.450.550.52
Age28.1729.1328.9328.56
Second generation0.790.650.87
Immigrated between 08/1995–19960.010.020.180.05
Immigrated between 08/1993−19950.000.040.080.06
Years of education-HBO5.425.916.155.72
Years of education-WO6.777.107.227.00
Started at WO level0.260.180.220.33
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated0.090.100.110.08
Switched from HBO to WO-not graduated0.010.020.020.01
Years experience during study-HBO1.481.781.931.60
Years experience during study-WO2.753.353.292.72
Years experience during interruption#0.090.080.080.08
Graduated at HBO level0.530.450.440.43
Graduated at WO level0.220.130.140.23
Years since HBO graduation4.834.404.324.52
Years since WO graduation3.042.702.482.80
Years since HBO dropout5.735.224.935.67
Years since WO dropout3.432.212.503.47
Educational studies0.140.110.090.11
Humanities0.060.020.040.11
Economics and law0.270.450.410.28
Natural sciences0.210.150.190.19
Health0.180.110.130.16
Social Services0.080.120.100.08
Cohabiting0.620.620.460.53

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# Years of experience during interruption measures the experience of those who interrupted their study for a while but eventually graduated.