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Table 3 Job prestige at the time of entry into the labour market (first job)

From: Entry of men into the labour market in West Germany and their career mobility (1945–2008)Berufseintritt von Männern in Westdeutschland und ihre Karrieremobilität (1945–2008)

Model 1 2 3 4 5 6
Individual characteristics
Education 3.074 2.967 0.150 −0.101   
(0.071)**** (0.077)**** (0.422) (0.383)   
University degree      −8.349  
     (5.874)  
Low level of education       4.405
      (3.157)
Structural characteristics
Modernisation level   1.843 −3.451 −2.205 3.463 8.002
  (0.442)**** (0.759)**** (0.670)*** (0.419)**** (0.725)****
Labour market conditions   0.630* 2.273    
  (0.378) (0.695)***    
Interaction: Education and …
Modernisation level    0.945 0.846   
   (0.109)**** (0.105)****   
Labour market conditions    −0.192    
   (0.094)**    
Modernisation level and …
University degree      9.958  
     (1.569)****  
Low level of education       −6.016
      (0.916)****
Constant 35.764 28.600 41.887 44.727 41.410 37.302
(0.622)**** (1.433)**** (2.468)**** (2.271)**** (1.401)**** (2.624)****
R2 0.2910 0.2962 0.3078 0.3059 0.2406 0.1421
N 4503 4503 4503 4503 4503 4503
  1. Sources: GLHS and ALWA – own calculations
  2. *p < 0.1; **p < 0.05; *** p < 0.01; **** p < 0.001