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Table 2 Weighted descriptive statistics of metric variables in the HILDA individual person respondent sample aged 15–45 years (waves 4–11)

From: The regional impact of cultural diversity on wages: evidence from Australia

Variable Mean Jackknife std. err. Min Max Weighted observations Sample restriction
Age (years) 34.32 10.247 16 45 25,345 Whole sample
Number of living children 1.35 0.552 0 12 25,345 Whole sample
Diversity index 0.36 0.032 0 1 25,345 Whole sample
Diversity index (among migrants) 0.72 0.009 0 1 25,345 Whole sample
Share of foreigners 0.23 0.035 0 1 25,345 Whole sample
Employment status (1 = employed; 0 = otherwise) 0.96 0.056 0 1 25,983 Persons in labour force
Years of experience (in years) 6.55 4.302 0 33 25,983 Persons in labour force
Hours per week worked (all jobs) 38.51 7.037 0 120 20,538 Employed persons
Log of wages and salaries (weekly) 6.67 0.634 0.69 9.22 20,538 Employed persons
Job tenure (in years) 4.93 2.751 0 33 20,538 Employed persons
Log reservation wage 2.82 0.451 0 7.31 950 Unemployed persons
  1. Means and standard errors of metric variables are reported in this table. The sample is restricted to those aged 16–45 years. Observations vary due to missing values in the variables in addition to sample restriction. Survey jackknife method was used to estimate standard errors for weighted mean values. Source: Author’s calculation based on HILDA Release 11