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Table 5 Future wage effects of a long-term non-employment spell for workers older than 35 years. Dependent variable: log real hourly wage, j waves after the interruption

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

Waves after interruption (= j): 1 2 3 4 5 6
Lag j long-term non-employed − 0.060a (0.015) − 0.064a (0.015) − 0.051a (0.016) − 0.030c (0.017) − 0.023 (0.017) − 0.017 (0.018)
Observations with long-term career interruption indicated j waves ago 170 167 137 119 119 94
Total observations 23,901 20,451 17,392 14,983 13,256 11,179
  1. Source: Swiss Household Panel (SHP), own calculations
  2. The sample in column j is restricted to individuals who reported to be employed in j interview waves since the interruption ended, where j equals 1, 2, …, 6, respectively. Full set of control variables is: age, age2, children, sector, firm size, type of job, dummies for married, part-time, fixed-term contract, lag j final period of education, lag j further education and wave. Standard errors are in parentheses. a significant at the 1% level, c significant at the 10% level