Table 5: Decomposition estimates of ethnic wage differentials, women.

Dutch-MediterraneanDutch-CaribbeanDutch-Western
Coef. Coef. Coef.

Total difference−0.020−1.480.0383.650.0527.56

unexplained

Age−0.331−12.59−0.292−13.43−0.133−10.42
Age-squared0.30312.230.27013.080.12310.31
Years of education-HBO0.000−0.130.000−0.170.000−0.03
Years of education-WO0.0011.210.0011.16−0.001−0.82
Started in WO−0.003−2.54−0.002−1.970.0033.14
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated0.0021.530.0043.71−0.001−1.33
Switched from HBO to WO-dropout0.000−0.770.000−0.960.000−0.95
Years experience during study-HBO−0.015−6.08−0.014−7.19−0.001−0.53
Years experience during study-WO0.0000.250.000−0.15−0.006−5.61
Years since graduation-HBO0.0706.160.10612.180.08513.73
Years since graduation-HBO-squared−0.032−6.58−0.048−12.19−0.038−13.65
Years since graduation-WO0.0528.360.0488.970.000−0.07
Years since graduation-WO-squared−0.019−7.90−0.017−7.66−0.001−0.38
Years experience during interruption0.0042.310.0021.420.0022.34
Years experience after dropping out-HBO−0.023−2.88−0.034−5.00−0.011−2.78
Years experience after dropping out-WO0.000−0.03−0.003−1.83−0.005−2.75
Drop-out−0.014−3.78−0.022−7.36−0.011−5.65
Years since dropout-HBO0.0142.830.0204.350.0072.79
Years since dropout-WO0.0000.000.0010.680.0010.67
Graduated at HBO level0.0135.070.0209.770.01710.96
Graduated at WO level0.0055.170.0055.65−0.001−1.26
Educational studies0.0022.220.0056.060.0035.15
Humanities−0.002−4.18−0.002−4.170.0045.83
Economics and law−0.012−7.01−0.012−8.10−0.001−2.29
Natural sciences−0.001−3.390.0000.010.0012.39
Health0.0065.680.0045.590.0035.06
Social services−0.001−2.300.000−1.610.0001.34
Cohabiting0.0000.210.0047.740.0026.60

Total explained0.0192.970.0458.910.04012.19

unexplained

Age−2.137−1.213.3452.592.5502.81
Age-squared1.1671.34−1.643−2.56−1.324−2.99
Years of education-HBO−0.019−0.390.0010.030.0100.44
Years of education-WO−0.032−1.10−0.045−2.190.0241.32
Started in WO0.0010.080.0080.56−0.018−1.33
Switched from HBO to WO-graduated−0.009−1.720.0020.490.000−0.18
Switched from HBO to WO-dropout−0.001−0.61−0.001−0.53−0.001−1.00
Years experience during study-HBO−0.007−0.34−0.017−1.010.0030.33
Years experience during study-WO0.0060.360.0191.670.0000.01
Years since graduation-HBO0.0551.420.0210.740.0070.35
Years since graduation-HBO-squared−0.042−2.01−0.019−1.29−0.001−0.09
Years since graduation-WO0.0080.640.0000.05−0.010−1.02
Years since graduation-WO-squared−0.004−0.520.0000.020.0071.27
Years experience during interruption−0.002−0.720.0000.130.0000.19
Years experience after dropping out-HBO−0.015−0.44−0.005−0.170.0100.50
Years experience after dropping out-WO−0.028−2.14−0.006−0.75−0.003−0.40
Drop-out−0.004−0.420.0060.73−0.003−0.56
Years since dropout-HBO0.0040.12−0.006−0.18−0.007−0.36
Years since dropout-WO0.0302.210.0080.920.0030.42
Graduated in HBO−0.020−0.960.0040.260.0050.50
Graduated in WO0.0020.200.0010.240.0071.15
Educational studies0.0000.00−0.001−0.240.0082.05
Humanities−0.002−0.71−0.001−0.420.000−0.15
Economics and law0.0130.50−0.017−1.140.0010.16
Natural sciences0.0010.16−0.007−1.87−0.002−0.88
Health0.0080.770.0030.500.0071.62
Social services0.000−0.01−0.011−1.570.0000.02
Cohabiting0.0211.63−0.011−1.460.0010.17
Constant0.9681.09−1.635−2.50−1.263−2.75

Total unexplained−0.039−3.22−0.007−0.740.0121.94

Note that the coefficient is significant at 5% if > 1.96 and significant at 1% if > 2.575. Significant coefficients are in bold.