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Table 7 Reservation wage differentials across educational levels (baseline sample)

From: Skills or culture? An analysis of the decision to work by immigrant women in Italy

  [1] [2] [3] [4]
  No formal education Compulsory school Secondary education Tertiary education
Percentage difference with respect to the CEEC group:     
Central or Southern America 0.054 0.042*** 0.022** -0.002
(0.038) (0.014) (0.009) (0.015)
Near East and North Africa -0.021 -0.026* -0.082*** -0.074***
(0.027) (0.013) (0.010) (0.016)
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.052* 0.071*** 0.040*** -0.075***
(0.029) (0.014) (0.011) (0.020)
East Asia -0.040 -0.001 0.026** 0.011
(0.042) (0.014) (0.012) (0.015)
Central Asia -0.039 -0.102*** -0.116*** -0.137***
(0.033) (0.018) (0.017) (0.033)
No. Obs. 964 3702 4273 1520
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations on ISMU dataset.
  2. Percentage differences in computed reservation wages. Stars show significance levels, *** up to 1 per cent, ** between 1 per cent and 5 per cent, * between 5 per cent and 10 per cent. Mean differences are weighted according to the sample design.