Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Table C.3. Time Spent In Labor Activities During The Three and One-Half Years After Job Start For Low-, Medium-, and High-Wage Workers, By Wage Type and Gender

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Table C.3.
Time Spent In Labor Activities 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
Average Percentage of Months Spent in Labor Market Activities
All Jobs 83 92 93 76 88 89
В В В Low-wage jobs 55 11 4 58 11 5
В В В Medium-wage jobs 26 69 15 17 68 15
В В В Higher-wage jobs 3 12 74 1 10 70
Unemployment 7 4 2 5 2 3
Not in the Labor Force 10 5 5 19 10 8
Distribution of the Percentage of Time Spent in Labor Market Activities
All Jobs
В В В 0 to 25 5 2 3 10 4 5
В В В 25 to 50 6 2 2 11 5 2
В В В 50 to 75 13 6 3 14 6 6
В В В 75 to 99 36 31 18 30 30 28
В В В 100 40 59 75 35 56 58
Low-Wage Jobs
В В В 0 to 25 20 84 94 20 85 94
В В В 25 to 50 25 10 4 22 9 1
В В В 50 to 75 24 5 2 21 5 5
В В В 75 to 99 21 2 0 22 2 0
В В В 100 10 0 0 15 0 0
Medium-Wage Jobs
В В В 0 to 25 59 10 80 74 14 79
В В В 25 to 50 19 18 9 11 16 9
В В В 50 to 75 14 20 6 12 18 6
В В В 75 to 99 9 32 5 3 28 7
В В В 100 0 20 0 0 24 0
High-Wage Jobs
В В В 0 to 25 96 83 13 98 83 17
В В В 25 to 50 3 10 12 1 8 11
В В В 50 to 75 2 6 8 1 7 15
В В В 75 to 99 0 2 29 0 1 24
В В В 100 0 0 37 0 0 33
Unemployment
В В В 0 to 25 93 97 98 96 98 99
В В В 25 to 50 6 2 2 4 2 1
В В В 50 to 75 1 0 0 1 0 0
В В В 75 to 99 1 0 0 0 0 0
Not in the Labor Force
В В В 0 to 25 87 94 95 72 87 90
В В В 25 to 50 8 4 2 13 5 3
В В В 50 to 75 2 2 1 8 4 3
В В В 75 to 99 3 1 2 8 4 4
Average Number of Hours Per Week Worked
All Jobs 33 39 41 26 33 33
Low-Wage Jobs 21 5 2 20 4 1
Medium-Wage Jobs 11 29 7 6 25 6
High-Wage Jobs 1 5 33 0 4 26
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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