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Table 5 Summary of independent and dependent variables

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)

Variable N Mean Std. Dev Minimum Maximum
Entry into the labour market (first job)
Dependent variables
Prestige (MPS) 4503 58.5784 25.9323 20.0 186.8
Independent variables
Education 4503 7.4216 4.5509 1 16
Modernisation level 4503 −0.1413 0.8783 −3.3090 1.2296
Labour market conditions 4503 −0.2474 0.9950 −3.1260 2.1217
University degree 4503 0.1739 0.3791 0 1
Low level of education 4503 0.4094 0.4917 0 1
Career patterns (job mobility)
Dependent variables
Upward mobility 71,448 0.0376 0.1903 0 1
Lateral mobility 71,448 0.0799 0.2711 0 1
Downward mobility 71,448 0.0313 0.1742 0 1
Independent variables
Education 71,448 6.8209 4.3140 1 16
Age effect: Labour force experience 71,448 119.7543 91.6271 0 444
Cohort effect: Prestige of first job 71,448 55.6047 22.9394 20.0 186.8
Period effect: Modernisation level 71,448 0.2210 0.7643 −3.3090 1.4573
Period effect: Labour market conditions 71,448 −0.1409 0.8938 −3.1260 2.1217