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Table 3 Education by ethnicity and gender

From: Differences in the labor market entry of second-generation immigrants and ethnic Danes

  Females Males
  Ethnic Danes 2nd-generation Ethnic Danes 2nd-generation
  All West Non-West West Non-West All West Non-West West Non-West
Primary school 0.20 0.23 0.47 0.22 0.44 0.26 0.32 0.56 0.30 0.57
Test     0.26 2.54     0.63 -0.82
High school, regular 0.37 0.40 0.24 0.44 0.27 0.21 0.23 0.12 0.32 0.17
Test     -1.49 -2.24     -3.60 -5.61
Business & technical 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.11 0.10 0.11 0.12 0.07 0.12 0.10
Test     -2.36 -5.06     -0.27 -5.42
Vocational educ. 0.35 0.30 0.22 0.23 0.19 0.42 0.34 0.26 0.26 0.16
Test     2.94 2.70     3.06 9.57
  1. Note: The 3 groups for ethnic Danish females are All: all Ethnic Danes, West: Ethnic Danish twins matched to the second-generation Western females, Non-West: Ethnic Danish twins matched to the second-generation non-Western females. The 2 groups for 2nd-generation immigrants are West: second-generation immigrants with parents born in Western countries and Non-West: second-generation immigrants with parents born in non-Western countries. Test: test for equality of coefficient for ethnic Danish twins and their 2nd-generation comparable group. Source: Sample of young individuals, 1996-2003 (Statistics Denmark data).