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Table 6 Mobility patterns across birth cohorts for West German men only (in brackets: mobility rate in %)

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)

  Upward Lateral Downward
Cohort 1929–21 Reference Reference Reference
[2.1%] [4.4%] [1.9%]
Cohort 1939–41 0.262 0.419 0.194
(0.099)** (0.067)*** (0.107)
[2.6%] [6.6%] [2.3%]
Cohort 1949–51 0.667 0.863 0.620
(0.110)*** (0.073)*** (0.119)***
[3.8%] [9.7%] [3.3%]
Cohort 1954–56 1.014 1.060 0.778
(0.089)*** (0.062)*** (0.099)***
[5.2%] [11.1%] [3.6%]
Cohort 1959–61 0.645 0.657 0.635
(0.082)*** (0.058)*** (0.088)***
[3.7%] [7.7%] [3.3%]
Cohort 1964–66 0.698 0.709 0.645
(0.081)*** (0.057)*** (0.087)***
[3.9%] [8.0%] [3.3%]
Cohort 1969–71 1.074 1.073 0.973
(0.087)*** (0.061)*** (0.094)***
[5.5%] [11.0%] [4.3%]
Cohort 1974–76 1.018 0.7378 0.973
(0.142)*** (0.111)*** (0.154)***
[5.2%] [8.0%] [4.4%]
Constant −6.326 −5.610 −6.446
(0.072)*** (0.050)*** (0.076)***
N of sub episodes 71,448 71,448 71,448
  1. Sources: GLHS and ALWA – own calculations
  2. * p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001