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Table 3 Correspondence between educational level and worker’s function

From: Scars of early non-employment for low educated youth: evidence and policy lessons from Belgium

Function undertaken 6 years after graduation a  
  Low educated High educated
  Freq. Percent Cum. Freq. Percent Cum.
Blue collar 1,193 62.72 62.72 184 10.93 10.93
White collar 390 20.5 83.23 1,193 70.84 81.77
Functionary 68 3.58 86.8 105 6.24 88
Missing 251 13.2 100 202 12 100
Total 1,902 100   1,684 100  
Prevalent function undertaken up to 6 years after graduation b  
  Low educated High educated
  Freq. Percent Cum. Freq. Percent Cum.
Blue collar 1,346 70.77 70.77 235 13.95 13.95
White collar 401 21.08 91.85 1,337 79.39 93.35
Functionary 53 2.79 94.64 36 2.14 95.49
Missing 102 5.36 100 76 4.51 100
Total 1,902 100   1,684 100  
  1. aIt refers to the type of function undertaken at potential experience 6
  2. bIt refers to the function undertaken more than 50% of the time from graduation up to potential experience 6. 70% of low educated are prevalently employed as blue collars while this figure is only 14% for the high educated. Thus, there is clear correspondence between low educated and blue collar workers and between high educated and white collar workers