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Table 4 Description of the sample

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

  Mean Median SD Min Max
Individuals (N = 2175)
Units: higher-education institutions (N = 147)
 Number of graduates per unit 14.80 11 14.82 1 92
 Number of fields of study per unit 3.69 3 2.87 1 16
 Number of administrative regions where graduates work per unit 4.98 5 3.40 1 23
Units: fields of study (N = 53)
 Number of graduates per unit 41.04 27 62.55 1 415
 Number of higher-education institutions per unit 10.25 7 10.22 1 55
 Number of administrative regions where graduates work per unit 12.75 12 8.10 1 33
Units: administrative regions (N = 38)
 Number of graduates per unit 57.24 40.5 51.12 2 212
 Number of higher-education institutions per unit 19.26 16.5 12.09 2 51
 Number of fields of study per unit 17.79 17.5 8.08 2 37
Units: higher-education institutions × fields of study (N = 543)
 Number of graduates per unit 4.01 2 5.24 1 44
Units: higher-education institutions × fields of study × administrative regions (N = 1143)
 Number of graduates per unit 1.90 1 2.46 1 31
  1. Data source: DZHW Graduate Panel 2009, authors’ calculations
  2. SD standard deviation