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Table 6 Effect of qualitative matching on wages (females)

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

(1) Immigrant −0.302* −0.281*** −0.355*** −0.342*** −0.471* −0.426*** −0.478*** −0.460***
  (0.065) (0.060) (0.068) (0.069) (0.046) (0.043) (0.045) (0.045)
(2) Experience 0.029*** 0.030*** 0.030*** 0.029*** 0.030*** 0.030*** 0.030*** 0.029***
  (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001)
(3) (Experience)2/100 −0.053*** −0.055*** −0.055*** −0.052*** −0.054*** −0.055*** −0.055*** −0.053***
  (0.003) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.003) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002)
(4) Years of schooling 0.072*** 0.064*** 0.064*** 0.062*** 0.071*** 0.064*** 0.064*** 0.062***
  (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002)
(5) Years since migration 0.011* 0.011* 0.011* 0.010* 0.014*** 0.011** 0.010** 0.009*
  (0.006) (0.006) (0.006) (0.006) (0.005) (0.005) (0.005) (0.005)
(6) (Years since migration)2/100 −0.009 −0.012 −0.014 −0.012 −0.004 0.001 0.003 0.006
  (0.014) (0.013) (0.013) (0.013) (0.014) (0.013) (0.013) (0.013)
(7) Somewhat related 0.153*** 0.151*** 0.146*** 0.155*** 0.151*** 0.146***
   (0.009) (0.009) (0.009)   (0.009) (0.009) (0.009)
(8) Closely related 0.267*** 0.263*** 0.262*** 0.269*** 0.264*** 0.262***
   (0.008) (0.008) (0.008)   (0.008) (0.008) (0.008)
(9) Somewhat related × immigrant 0.065 0.071 0.072** 0.083***
    (0.050) (0.050)    (0.033) (0.032)
(10) Closely related × immigrant 0.112** 0.110** 0.085*** 0.086***
    (0.045) (0.044)    (0.030) (0.030)
(11) Supervisory responsibility     0.114***     0.113 ***
(proxy for ability)     (0.006)     (0.006)
N(person-years)  
Canadian-born 43,021 43,021 43,021 43,021 43,021 43,021 43,021 43,021
Immigrant 1474 1474 1474 1474 2178 2178 2178 2178
R 2 0.305 0.354 0.355 0.369 0.307 0.357 0.358 0.372
  1. Note: significance level: *** p<0.01; ** p<0.05; * p<0.1. Pooled OLS estimates. The estimation sample spans panels 2-7 (2001-2011)and is restricted to full-time full-year paid workers aged 18-64, with positive wages and who have at least one post-secondary education credential. The immigrant sample is restricted to workers whose age at arrival was 10 years or older. The dependent variable is the natural logarithm of hourly wages. Wages are adjusted for inflation using the provincial all-items CPI for base year 2002. All regressions include a constant and controls for survey year, panel, marital status, no English or French mother tongue, region (British Columbia, Prairies, Ontario, Québec, Maritimes), Major Cities(Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver) and field of study. Non-traditional immigrants include those born in the following countries/regions: Middle-East, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Southern America, Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Traditional immigrants include those born in the following countries/regions: United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Standard errors, adjusted for clustering at the individual level, are in parentheses and have been multiplied by 100