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Table 3 Estimates for convicts with one versus several prison spells in 2002–08. Fixed-effects estimates of equation (3)

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

  Employment Daily earnings
Recidivists between two prison spells −0.034*** −0.048
  (8.64) (1.41)
Recidivists after their last prison spell −0.000 −0.096**
  (0.10) (2.02)
Non-recidivists after their single prison spell −0.009** −0.089***
  (2.47) (5.00)
Reference values for recidivists (pre-prison period):   
Mean (%) 8.0 66.1
Standard deviation (26.6) (46.3)
  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 coefficients show the level of employment/wages in the indicated periods relative to the pre-prison period
  3. For further test statistics, see Appendix