Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Table C.2. Employment Rates and The Number of Job and Employment Spells During The Three and One-Half Years After Job Start For Low-, Medium-, and High-Wage Workers, By Wage Type and Gender

04/30/2004

Table C.2.
Employment Rates And The Number Of Job And Employment Spells During
The Three And One-Half Years After Job Start For Low-, Medium-,
And High-Wage Workers, By Wage Type And Gender
(Percentages)
В Starting Wage Type of the First Job Held in Panel Months 1 to 6
Male Workers Female Workers
Low-Wage Medium-Wage High-Wage Low-Wage Medium-Wage High-Wage
Employment Rates (Percentages)
Type of Job Ever Held
В В В High-wage job 14 45 100 5 33 100
В В В Medium-wage job 72 100 49 54 99 45
В В В Low-wage job 100 46 14 100 45 21
Combinations of Jobs Ever Held
В В В Low-, medium-, and high-wage 12 19 14 4 11 17
В В В Low- and medium-wage 57 27 0 46 32 0
В В В Low- and high-wage 1 0 2 1 1 8
В В В Medium- and high-wage 0 23 36 0 18 28
В В В Low-wage only 30 0 0 49 0 0
В В В Medium-wage only 0 31 0 0 39 0
В В В High-wage only 0 0 49 0 0 47
Average Number of Job and Employment Spells
В В В Job Spells 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.3 2.2
В В В Employment Spells 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.4 1.4
Distribution of the Number of Job and Employment Spells (Percentages)
Jobs
В В В 1 24 31 45 23 38 30
В В В 2 22 24 24 26 25 41
В В В 3 21 21 14 21 20 16
В В В 4 or more 33 25 17 29 18 13
Employment Spells
В В В 1 48 65 79 49 68 68
В В В 2 29 23 10 31 22 26
В В В 3 or more 23 13 11 20 9 6
Sample Size 521 545 258 814 464 125
Source: 1996 SIPP longitudinal files using the entry cohort sample of workers who started jobs within six months after the start of the panel period. All workers were followed for 42 months after job start.
Note: All figures are weighted using the longitudinal panel weight.

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