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Table 1 Description of model variables

From: Place of study, field of study and labour-market region: What matters for wage differences among higher-education graduates?

  N Mean Median SD Min Max
Gross hourly wage in € 2175 16.14 16.09 5.73 2.76 74.20
NUTS-2 monthly earnings in €100 2175 28.62 29.75 4.11 19.54 33.27
Grade of entrance certificate 2175 2.26 2.30 0.62 1.00 3.90
Gender (female) 2175 0.56 1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
Age (years) 2175 28.62 28.00 2.25 23.00 35.00
Parents with higher education 2175 0.54 1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
Type of degree and institution
 Diploma—University of applied sciences 2175 0.22 0.00 0.41 0.00 1.00
 Diploma/Magister—University 2175 0.36 0.00 0.48 0.00 1.00
 Bachelor—University of applied sciences 2175 0.19 0.00 0.39 0.00 1.00
 Bachelor—University 2175 0.10 0.00 0.30 0.00 1.00
 State Examination—University 2175 0.13 0.00 0.34 0.00 1.00
Dummies of
 Higher-education institutions (147 units) 2175  
 Fields of study (53 units) 2175  
 Administrative regions (NUTS-2) (38 units) 2175  
  1. Data source: DZHW Graduate Panel 2009; BBSR Bonn 2019, authors’ calculations
  2. SD Standard deviation