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Table 5 Determinants of weeks worked by dropouts

Men


Women


Functional literacy scores 0.055 *** 0.091 ***
Age 2.290 *** 0.277
Years of education 0.877 ** 0.920
With a disability 0.053 -10.393 ***
Aboriginal persons -7.762 *** -7.463 **
Province of residence
Atlantic -8.709 *** -15.686 ***
Quebec -4.332 -8.365 **
Prairies 1.870 -1.877
British Columbia 0.207 -18.498 ***
City size
100,000 or more -2.295 * 2.607  
30,000 to 99,999 0.460 1.462
First language as an adult: English -4.448 1.746
Married 6.416 *** 5.706 ***
With at least one child -0.768 -4.188 **
λ (inverse Mill’s ratio adjustment) 7.444 *** -4.186 *
Constant -27.826 ** -0.546
F 11.4 11.5

* Significant at the 10% level.
** Significant at the 5% level.
*** Significant at the 1% level.
Source: Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities, 1989