Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Table E.4. Cumulative Exit Rates From Employment Spells, By Wage Level and Gender

04/30/2004

Table E.4.
Cumulative Exit Rates From Employment Spells, By Wage Level And Gender
(Percentages)
  Male Workers Female Workers
Wage Type at Start of Spell Wage Type at Start of Spell
Low-Wage Medium-Wage High-Wage Low-Wage Medium-Wage High-Wage
Continuous Employment Spells of the Same Type
Number of Months After Start of Spell
4 44 35 37 39 33 40
8 65 52 52 57 49 54
12 74 62 60 68 58 64
16 82 68 64 75 63 68
20 86 73 68 80 69 73
24 88 77 70 84 72 76
28 90 79 72 87 76 78
32 92 82 74 89 78 79
36 94 83 76 90 80 82
40 95 85 78 91 83 83
44 96 86 80 93 85 83
Continuous Employment Spells of Any Wage Type
Number of Months After Start of Spell
4 26 16 15 28 13 13
8 42 27 25 42 23 22
12 51 34 30 52 31 28
16 57 39 34 58 35 33
20 61 42 36 62 40 36
24 64 46 38 66 43 39
28 66 48 40 68 46 40
32 69 51 41 71 50 43
36 71 52 44 72 51 45
40 72 53 45 75 54 48
44 74 54 46 78 57 48
Including Left-Censored Spells
4 24 15 14 25 11 12
8 39 24 23 39 20 20
12 46 30 27 48 29 27
16 52 34 30 54 33 30
20 56 37 33 58 37 33
24 59 40 35 62 40 36
28 61 42 37 65 43 40
32 63 44 37 67 45 42
36 65 46 39 69 48 45
40 67 48 40 72 50 47
44 68 49 41 73 51 48
48 70 50 43 74 53 50
52 to 104 81 65 54 85 69 64
105 to 156 85 72 63 91 77 71
157 to 208 89 77 69 94 82 76
208 to 260 94 82 75 97 87 81
Source: 1996 SIPP longitudinal files using the entry cohort sample. All figures are weighted using the longitudinal panel weight.

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