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Table 2 Fixed-effects estimates of changes in employment and daily earningsa

From: Employment and wages before and after incarceration – evidence from Hungary

  Employmentb Daily earnings uncontrolledc Daily earnings controlledd
  Entire sample Incarcerated after 2004 Entire sample Incarcerated after 2004 Entire sample Incarcerated after 2004
Quarters −8 to −1 −0.047*** −0.037*** −0.044*** −0.037*** −0.042*** −0.035***
  (13.6) (9.5) (3.7) (2.8) (3.6) (2.7)
Prison quarters −0.182*** −0.177*** −0.238*** −0.263*** −0.230*** −0.254***
  (44.1) (32.8) (10.9) (9.5) (10.8) (9.4)
Quarters 1 to 8 −0.046*** −0.034*** −0.134*** −0.129*** −0.122*** −0.118***
  (8.3) (5.3) (6.4) (5.0) (6.0) (4.7)
Quarters 9 to 28 −0.005 0.004 −0.125*** −0.114*** −0.113*** −0.105***
  (0.8) (0.5) (5.0) (3.5) (4.6) (3.3)
Reference values:       
Mean 17.7 17.9 73.6 73.6 73.6 73.6
Standard dev. (37.8) (37.9) (61.1) (61.0) (61.1) (61.0)
  1. Significant at the *0.1, **0.05, ***0.01 level; t-values in parentheses. Standard errors are adjusted for clustering by persons
  2. The data relate to inmates serving a single prison spell in 2002–08 or 2005–08
  3. aReference period for relative time: quarters −28 to −9
  4. bDays in work during the month. Controlled for age, age squared and calendar months
  5. cControlled for age, age squared and calendar months
  6. dAlso controlled for occupation and type of employment relationship
  7. For further test statistics, see Appendix