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Table 8 Percent of employees with a criminal record as a correlate of misconduct, Cox Proportional Hazard Model

From: Criminal background and job performance

  (1) (2) (3)
All Sales Cust. Serv.
pre_crim 0.2762*** 0.3254*** 0.1768
− 3.44 − 3.1 − 1.53
school − 0.142 − 0.135 − 0.1745
(− 1.14) (− 0.77) (− 1.08)
fewer_short_jobs − 0.1649*** − 0.1321** − 0.2311***
(− 3.40) (− 2.37) (− 2.79)
longest_job − 0.0799*** − 0.0607 − 0.1233**
(−2.82) (−1.60) (−2.36)
sales −1.5842*   
(−1.86)   
crimper −9.9982*** −16.0613*** −6.4242**
(−2.92) (−7.11) (−2.14)
firm_id dummies Yes Yes Yes
location dummies Yes Yes Yes
Observations 10,699 5402 5297
Pseudo R-squared 0.036 0.021 0.049
  1. Sample contains only hired workers for whom information about criminal background is available. t-statistics in parentheses. Standard errors clustered by firm
  2. *p < 0.10, **p < 0.05, ***p < .01