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Table 2 Descriptive statistics: mexican men and women aged 18-64, CPS outgoing rotation 2001-2009

From: Earnings growth of Mexican immigrants: new versus traditional destinations

  Men Women
  Mexico-born Newly arrived Mexico-born Mexico-born Newly arrived Mexico-born
  Trad New high growth New low growth Trad New high growth New low growth Trad New high growth New low growth Trad New high growth New low growth
Age 34.66 33.24~ 32.01 ~ + 29.53 28.98~ 28.69~ 35.54 33.96~ 32.71 ~ + 31.56 30.59~ 29.36 ~ +
Education:             
  % less than high school 61.20 62.90~ 60.45+ 66.82 66.32 62.46 ~ + 60.22 60.50 59.79 61.17 61.34 59.84
  % high school 24.72 25.32 28.92 ~ + 21.42 24.98~ 27.96 ~ + 23.81 25.82~ 26.55~ 22.01 25.23~ 26.82~
  % some college 9.77 7.53~ 6.53 ~ + 7.13 4.87~ 5.54~ 10.98 9.16~ 7.95 ~ + 10.39 7.50~ 6.56~
  % college or higher 4.32 4.25 4.11 4.63 3.83 4.04 4.99 4.53 5.71 ~ + 6.42 5.93 6.78
% married 65.28 62.03~ 56.54 ~ + 47.59 46.12 42.51 ~ + 68.06 69.13 67.90 63.88 66.51 64.10
Labor Market Outcomes             
  % currently employed 86.30 88.97~ 89.29~ 86.99 88.59 89.15~ 45.54 45.94 48.52 ~ + 37.60 37.56 43.80 ~ +
  Avg. hours worked per week 38.14 38.41 38.85 ~ + 38.11 37.75 38.58+ 32.48 33.14~ 33.77 ~ + 31.29 32.05 33.78 ~ +
  Real wage 6.07 6.16 5.82 ~ + 5.16 5.36~ 5.34~ 5.10 5.08 4.89 ~ + 4.70 4.55 4.52
  Log real wage 1.69 1.72~ 1.67 ~ + 1.55 1.60~ 1.59~ 1.53 1.53 1.51+ 1.46 1.44 1.45
Adjusted outcomes 1             
  % currently employed 82.61 85.11~ 84.31~ 82.07 84.06 83.84 54.5 58.6~ 56.93~ 52.15 54.22 56.16~
  Avg. hours worked per week 37.69 38.67~ 39.18~ 37.39 37.87 38.79 31.44 32.73~ 32.83~ 30.95 32.15 33.23~
  Real wage 5.88 5.98 5.77 5.40 5.60 5.61 5.15 5.19 5.07 4.84 4.93 4.82
  Log real wage 1.65 1.69 1.65 1.57 1.62 1.62~ 1.52 1.53 1.52 1.48 1.51 1.49
Industry of employment             
  % working in agriculture 7.42 5.02~ 8.13 ~ + 11.15 5.24~ 8.91 ~ + 3.99 2.20~ 3.14 ~ + 6.63 1.24~ 3.66 ~ +
  % working in manufacturing 17.73 9.42~ 18.09+ 15.71 8.75~ 14.42+ 18.27 9.62~ 24.75 ~ + 17.87 10.68~ 22.05 ~ +
  % working in construction 23.15 36.23~ 31.27 ~ + 26.10 39.80~ 33.66 ~ + 1.15 1.53 1.47 1.46 2.32 2.08
  % working in retail/trade/whole sale 21.46 19.81~ 20.09~ 23.01 22.49 21.25 26.51 29.99~ 26.46+ 29.89 36.53~ 30.53+
  % working in other industries 30.24 29.53 22.41 ~ + 24.04 23.72 21.76~ 50.08 56.66~ 44.18 ~ + 44.16 49.23~ 41.68+
Internal Migration 1             
  % moved 17.99 22.36~ 24.38 ~ + 27.07 35.28~ 34.71~ 15.41 20.27~ 21.45~ 25.14 30.91~ 33.26~
  % Inter-state Migration 0.82 2.92~ 3.79 ~ + 1.10 5.18~ 5.69~ 0.91 2.99~ 3.77~ 1.09 3.64~ 5.08~
  Adjusted% moved1 17.43 20.38 21.38 23.86 31.29 30.21 16.64 20.63~ 21.09~ 23.54 28.16 29.22
  Adjusted% Inter-state Migration1 1.00 3.00~ 3.71~ 1.96 5.97 6.53~ 1.27 3.25~ 4.02~ 1.30 3.91~ 5.40~
N 15779 8964 14113 2568 2218 4582 15289 7534 9644 2367 1720 2744
  1. Note: Traditional destinations (Trad) are defined as PMSAs with at least 4% of the population born in Mexico in 1990; new high growth destinations are non-traditional PMSAs with at least 4% population born in Mexico in 2000; new low-growth destinations are non-traditional PMSAs with less than 4% of the population born in Mexico in 2000. Newly arrived are immigrants in the US for 5 or fewer years. Samples are restricted to Mexicans who arrived in the US in 1980 or later. 1Adjusted for age, education, industry of work, marital status, citizenship status of the foreign-born. + indicates that the means for new high-growth and low-growth destinations are significantly different at a 95% confidence interval. ~indicates that the means for traditional and new destinations (high or low-growth) are significantly different at a 95% confidence interval. 2 Based on March CPS data.