Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning

Table 1: Average Quarterly Wages After Training Regressed on Demographic, Industry, Prior Wage, and Program Participation Measures, Fiscal Years 1999 (FY99) and 2000 (FY00)
  FY99 Average Quarterly Wages Two Years after Training FY00 Average Quarterly Wages One Year after Training
  b1 b
  (S.E.)2 (S.E.)
Male3 790.285*** 717.01***
  (58.545) (31.927)
Age 124.872*** 53.370***
  (19.506) (7.011)
Age-Squared -1.951*** -.792***
  (.285) .091
Goods Producing Industry4 101.698* 188.685***
  (72.383) (37.800)
Prior Wage .871*** .913***
  (.015) (.007)
WDTF5 Participant 358.831* 391.492**
  (276.849) (165.689)
Constant 28.232 295.926
R-square .243(n=35,373) .337(n=27,581)
1b is the statistical notation for an unstandardized regression coefficient. Unstandardized regression coefficients can be interpreted as increases or decreases in average quarterly wages (depending on a positive or negative sign) for a one-unit increase in the variable of interest. To illustrate, males in the WDTF FY99 group earn, on average, $790 more in average quarterly wages than females.
2S.E. = standard error.
3The effect of being male on subsequent average quarterly wages compared to being female.
4The effect of working in a goods producing industry prior to training on subsequent average quarterly wages compared to working in a services producing industry.
5WDTF = Workforce Development Training Fund. This variable represents the effect of participating in WDTF training on subsequent average quarterly wages compared to not participating in WDTF training.
*p < .10 (one-tailed).
**p < .05 (one-tailed).
***p < .01 (one-tailed).

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