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Table 11 Entry earnings and assimilation by job match—traditional vs. non-traditional immigrants

From: Does it matter if immigrants work in jobs related to their education?

  Males immigrants Females immigrants
  Traditional Non-traditional Traditional Non-traditional
Match category upon arrival Entry effect Years to assimilation Entry effect Years to assimilation Entry effect Years to assimilation Entry effect Years to assimilation
  (1) (2) (1) (2) (1) (2) (1) (2)
(1) Not related to education −0.184*** 22 −0.378*** ua −0.290*** ua −0.369*** ua
  (0.055)   (0.032)   (0.049)   (0.028)  
(2) Somewhat related −0.089 n/a −0.219*** 18 −0.118** 13 −0.206*** 20
  (0.059)   (0.042)   (0.057)   (0.038)  
(3) Closely related 0.048 n/a −0.082* 6 0.030 n/a −0.106*** 11
  (0.064)   (0.045)   (0.063)   (0.041)  
  1. Note: significance level: *** p<0.01; ** p<0.05; * p<0.1. n/a = not applicable. ua = unattainable. Entry effects are predicted using the estimates reported in Table 4 and are transformed using (eb-1) as suggested by Halvorsen and Palmquist (1980). Standard errors are calculated using the delta method