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Table 3 Long-run estimates of log real hourly wage equations

From: Back to work: the effect of a long-term career interruption on subsequent wages in Switzerland

Waves after interruption (= j): 2 3 4 5 6
Lag j long-term non-employed − 0.084a (0.013) − 0.086a (0.013) − 0.055a (0.013) − 0.019c (0.012) − 0.003 (0.012)
Lag j final period of education 0.020a (0.006) 0.004 (0.006) 0.001 (0.006) − 0.007 (0.006) − 0.008 (0.007)
Lag j further education 0.008a (0.003) 0.005 (0.003) 0.001 (0.003) − 0.007b (0.003) 0.001 (0.003)
Part-time 0.041a (0.005) 0.046a (0.006) 0.048a (0.006) 0.039a (0.006) 0.037a (0.007)
Fixed-term contract − 0.176a (0.007) − 0.184a (0.008) − 0.176a (0.008) − 0.156a (0.009) − 0.131a (0.010)
Type of job (base is high skilled white collar)
 Low-skilled white collar − 0.061a (0.008) − 0.049a (0.009) − 0.035a (0.009) − 0.038a (0.009) − 0.044a (0.010)
 High-skilled blue collar − 0.061a (0.013) − 0.068a (0.014) − 0.071a (0.015) − 0.061a (0.015) − 0.034c (0.018)
 Low-skilled blue collar − 0.054a (0.014) − 0.052a (0.015) − 0.071a (0.016) − 0.066a (0.017) − 0.063a (0.018)
Firm size (base is 10–49 employees)
 1–9 employees − 0.019a (0.006) − 0.015b (0.006) − 0.012c (0.007) − 0.009 (0.007) 0.004 (0.008)
 50–99 employees 0.011b (0.005) 0.013b (0.006) 0.015b (0.006) 0.017a (0.006) 0.023a (0.006)
 100–499 employees 0.011b (0.005) 0.008 (0.005) 0.004 (0.006) 0.008 (0.006) 0.011c (0.006)
 ≥ 500 employees 0.015a (0.005) 0.017a (0.006) 0.010c (0.006) 0.010c (0.006) 0.011c (0.006)
Observations with long-term career interruption indicated j waves ago 315 287 277 324 246
Total observations 27,361 23,376 20,183 17,893 14,997
  1. Source: Swiss Household Panel (SHP), own calculations
  2. The sample underlying the results in column j is restricted to individuals who reported to be employed in j interview waves since the interruption ended, where j equals 2, 3, …, 6, respectively. The following controls are not shown: age, age2, married, children, sector and wave dummies. Standard errors are in parentheses. a significant at the 1% level, b significant at the 5% level, c significant at the 10% level