Table 2: OLS estimations of log daily wages, men.

DutchMediterraneanCaribbeanWestern

Age0.379***0.317***0.291***0.368***
Age-squared−0.006***−0.005***−0.005***−0.006***
Years of education-HBO−0.0030.003−0.0040.011
Years of education-WO−0.021***−0.023−0.031−0.004
Started in WO0.115***0.1840.0630.042
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated−0.13***−0.134**−0.128**−0.147***
Switched from HBO to WO-dropout0.026−0.0620.0040.042
Years experience during study-HBO0.067***0.051**0.076***0.040***
Years experience during study-WO0.043***0.0330.086***0.036**
Years since graduation-HBO0.305***0.265***0.255***0.314***
Years since graduation-HBO-squared–0.029***−0.026***−0.021***−0.032***
Years since graduation-WO0.412***0.251**0.402***0.429***
Years since graduation-WO-squared−0.050***−0.024−0.033*−0.055***
Years experience during interruption0.073***0.0340.079*0.138***
Years experience after dropping out-HBO0.074**0.3800.1030.053
Years experience after dropping out-WO0.179***0.220***0.172***0.189***
Drop-out0.356***0.323***0.308***0.330***
Years since dropout-HBO−0.0050.0100.004–0.075
Years since dropout-WO−0.005−0.363−0.0070.021
Graduated at HBO level0.062***0.0320.0610.019
Graduated at WO level0.041**0.1110.0080.015
Educational studies0.052***0.0900.0500.030
Humanities−0.007−0.0020.067−0.076
Economics and law0.092***0.1120.0830.056
Natural sciences0.021*0.0240.034−0.012
Health0.076***0.0160.0880.021
Social services0.0130.1220.114−0.068
Cohabiting0.033***0.0320.043*0.042***
Constant−1.738***−0.944−0.396−1.506**

N2044575598673116923
R-squared0.3210.2350.240.267

* P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001.
Note that nongraduated, noncohabiting and year 1999 are the associated reference groups for graduates, cohabiting and years.