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Table 1 Summary statistics on job candidates

From: Testing the importance of search frictions and matching through a randomized experiment in Jordan

  Control mean Control SD Treat mean Treat SD P-value
Male 0.43 0.50 0.40 0.49 0.120
Age 23.6 2.3 23.5 2.0 0.377
Years since Graduation 0.73 0.91 0.75 1.03 0.496
University 0.84 0.37 0.80 0.40 0.021
Ever Worked 0.60 0.49 0.65 0.48 0.211
Single 0.91 0.29 0.93 0.26 0.197
Tawjihi Score 72.3 11.7 73.0 11.1 0.636
Accounting or Business 0.33 0.47 0.36 0.48 0.406
Engineering 0.10 0.31 0.10 0.30 0.791
Computing or IT 0.13 0.34 0.10 0.31 0.597
Ability Score 0.01 1.30 −0.04 1.31 0.469
Soft Skills Score −0.26 2.21 −0.15 2.37 0.696
Excel Test 62.6 21.8 63.3 21.9 0.571
English Test 56.1 19.4 57.2 20.1 0.730
Analytical Personality 6.78 2.84 6.80 2.94 0.995
Emotional Personality 3.49 3.16 3.68 3.34 0.321
Extroverted Personality 3.73 2.84 3.57 2.80 0.363
Opportunistic Personality 4.90 3.69 4.97 3.72 0.773
Dependable Personality 4.27 2.66 4.43 2.58 0.290
Sample Size 343   1011   
  1. Note: P-value is for a test of no difference in means by treatment group after controlling for randomization strata.
  2. A chi-squared test of joint orthogonality has a p-value of 0.622.
  3. Source: Baseline survey of candidates applying for matching service.