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Table 7 Graduates’ characteristics across higher-education institutions, fields of study and administrative regions

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
Individuals
 Grade of entrance certificate 2175 2.26 2.30 0.62 1.00 3.90
 Proportion of females 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
Higher-education institutions
 Mean grade of entrance certificate 147 2.32 2.32 0.33 1.20 3.15
 Mean proportion of females 147 0.53 0.56 0.30 0.00 1.00
 Mean age (years) 147 28.62 28.60 1.42 24.50 35.00
 Mean proportion of parents with higher education 147 0.50 0.50 0.27 0.00 1.00
Fields of study
 Mean grade of entrance certificate 53 2.22 2.29 0.31 1.25 2.90
 Mean proportion of females 53 0.61 0.71 0.29 0.00 1.00
 Mean age (years) 53 28.37 28.45 0.96 25.00 30.25
 Mean proportion of parents with higher education 53 0.57 0.52 0.18 0.00 1.00
Administrative regions
 Mean grade of entrance certificate 38 2.28 2.27 0.18 1.92 2.67
 Mean proportion of females 38 0.57 0.57 0.11 0.35 1.00
 Mean age (years) 38 28.57 28.70 0.55 26.50 29.43
 Mean proportion of parents with higher education 38 0.50 0.50 0.17 0.00 0.84
  1. Data source: DZHW Graduate Panel 2009, authors’ calculations
  2. SD standard deviation