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Table 3 Odds ratios from random effects logit estimations of transitions from unemployment to employment

From: Changes in labour market transitions in Ireland over the Great Recession: what role for policy?

  2006 2011
  Odds ratio Standard error Odds ratios Standard error
Male 1.902*** 0.195 0.611*** 0.069
Age 20-24 5.063*** 0.996 9.888*** 3.226
Age 25-34 5.138*** 1.013 33.055*** 11.267
Age 35-44 4.559*** 0.936 37.615*** 13.202
Age 45-54 5.541*** 1.195 44.614*** 16.041
Age 55+ 3.821*** 0.855 26.761*** 9.792
Leaving certificate 4.445*** 0.622 10.605*** 1.726
Post Leaving Cert level (includes apprenticeships) 4.761*** 0.913 6.225*** 1.099
Third level: non degree 5.909*** 1.211 39.703*** 9.365
Third level: degree 10.097*** 2.059 125.744*** 30.770
Irish 1.652*** 0.143 2.857*** 0.485
Married 1.245* 0.146 2.581*** 0.336
Border 0.628*** 0.100 0.660* 0.151
Mid-East 0.937 0.179 0.966 0.211
Midlands 0.703 0.155 1.092 0.264
Mid-West 0.501*** 0.089 1.009 0.210
South-East 0.762* 0.125 0.728 0.142
South-West 0.705** 0.108 1.228 0.229
West 0.698* 0.133 0.962 0.200
Prev. unemployed for 3–6 months 0.876 0.111 1.217 0.206
Prev. unemployed for 6–12 months 0.658*** 0.084 1.145 0.186
Prev. unemployed for 12+ months 0.368*** 0.043 0.908 0.125
Prev. sector: Agriculture 1.402 0.576 1.709 0.813
Prev. sector: Construction 0.967 0.165 1.234 0.225
Prev. sector: Wholesale and retail 1.031 0.182 1.435* 0.298
Prev. sector: Transport and storage 0.862 0.255 1.023 0.327
Prev. sector: Accommodation and food service activities 0.825 0.173 1.121 0.283
Prev. sector: Information and communication 0.731 0.239 0.895 0.361
Prev. sector: Financial, insurance and real estate activities 0.797 0.286 0.790 0.358
Prev. sector: Professional, scientific and technical activities 0.694 0.250 0.817 0.268
Prev. sector: Administrative and support service activities 0.990 0.237 1.248 0.372
Prev. sector: Public Administration and defence 0.703 0.315 0.581 0.295
Prev. sector: Education 1.387 0.410 1.536 0.554
Prev. sector: Health 0.901 0.228 1.093 0.326
Prev. sector: Other 1.247 0.312 1.081 0.316
Prev. sector: No sector information 0.866 0.138 1.426* 0.283
Prev. job search: Contacted public employment office 0.819* 0.090 0.656*** 0.073
Prev. job search: Contacted private employment agency 1.075 0.114 1.554*** 0.176
Prev. job search: Applied directly to employers 0.972 0.116 1.164 0.154
Prev. job search: Asked friends/relatives/trade unions 0.846 0.103 0.643*** 0.107
Prev. job search: Studied ads in newspapers 1.009 0.165 0.593*** 0.115
Prev. job search: Inserted/answered ads in newspapers 0.991 0.105 0.977 0.108
Prev. job search: Looked for permits, licences or financial resources 0.526 0.303 1.274 1.064
Prev. job search: Looked for land, premises or equipment 1.317 0.885 0.987 1.073
Pending job decisions: Waiting for call from public employment office 0.866 0.098 1.021 0.126
Pending job decisions: Waiting for public sector competition results 1.306*** 0.136 1.540*** 0.190
Pending job decisions: Took a test, interview or exam 1.396*** 0.146 1.051 0.131
Pending job decisions: Waiting for results from job application 0.956 0.210 0.874 0.288
Constant 0.052*** 0.017 0.000*** 0.000
Number of observations 8,299 18,488
Number of people 6,653 13,776
Log likelihood −4820.0517 −9450.0625
Prob > chi2 0.0000 0.0000
  1. Note: Dependent variable is transitioned from unemployment to employment. Omitted categories are: age 15–19, Junior Certificate or lower education, Dublin, previously unemployed for less than three months and manufacturing.
  2. Note: ***p < .001; **p < .01; *p < .05.