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Tab. 5 Decomposition of the Overqualification Gap, Weighted by Coefficients of Low PE Graduates (\(\beta_{L}\))

From: Overqualification of graduates: assessing the role of family backgroundÜberqualifikation von Hochschulabsolventen: Welche Rolle spielt der familiäre Hintergrund?

  Coef. Std. Err. \(P> |z|\) % of Total gap % of Explained part
Low PE 0.235 0.009 0.000   
High PE 0.161 0.009 0.000   
Total overqualification gap 0.074 0.013 0.000   
Explained part 0.045 0.009 0.000 60.6  
Unexplained part 0.029 0.013 0.026 39.4  
Contribution to explained part      
Vocational education 0.001 0.004 0.893   1.2
School grade 0.002 0.002 0.280   5.4
University grade 0.003 0.001 0.035   6.1
Study duration 0.000 0.001 0.556   \(-\) 0.7
University types, Subjects 0.030 0.006 0.000   66.4
How job was found 0.004 0.002 0.051   8.1
Worked during study \(-\)0.001 0.002 0.442   \(-\) 3.0
Financing of study 0.000 0.007 0.983   \(-\) 0.3
Dist work, native place 0.003 0.002 0.119   6.4
Improve career prospects 0.005 0.002 0.063   10.2
Future goals 0.000 0.000 0.885   0.1
Socio-demographics 0.000 0.003 0.986   0.1
  1. Probit decomposition computed in Stata employing the procedure by Jann (2008); Explained part evaluated by coefficients of graduates from low PE families.