Table 2
Marginal effects from a probit model of employment instability, personal characteristics

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Table 2
Marginal effects from an employment-instability probit model, personal characteristics
Table summary
This table displays the results of marginal effects from an employment-instability probit model workers age 16 to 29, all workers, workers, employed full year and workers, employed full year and full time, calculated using marginal effect units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Workers age 16 to 29
All workers Workers, employed full year Workers, employed full year and full time
marginal effect
Family status and gender  
Men without children -0.19Note * -0.17Note * -0.10Note *
Men with children -0.16Note * -0.12Note * -0.06Note *
Women without children -0.11Note * -0.07Note * -0.02
Women with children ref. ref. ref.
16 to 21 0.14Note * 0.14Note * 0.15
22 to 24 0.04 0.04 0.05
25 to 27 0.00 0.01 0.03
28 to 29 ref. ref. ref.
Educational attainment  
High school or less 0.05 0.01 0.00
Postsecondary education 0.02 0.00 0.00
University degree ref. ref. ref.
Years of experience  
At least 6 years -0.07Note * -0.06Note * -0.04Note *
3 to 5 years -0.02 -0.02 0.00
0 to 2 years ref. ref. ref.
Unknown 0.08Note * 0.07Note * 0.02
Immigration status  
Immigrant -0.01 -0.01 -0.01
Canadian-born ref. ref. ref.
* significantly different from the reference category (ref.) at the 5% level. Standard errors were obtained with bootstrap weights. Similar results were obtained when voluntary part-timers were excluded from the sample.
Note: The models also include year and regional dummies.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, 1998 to 2009.
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