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Table 5 Descriptive statistics of individual control variables

From: Scars of early non-employment for low educated youth: evidence and policy lessons from Belgium

Variable Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max Label
Birth cohort76 1902 0.33 0.47 0 1 1 if born in 1976
Birth cohort78 1902 0.33 0.47 0 1 1 if born in 1978
Birth cohort80 1902 0.34 0.47 0 1 1 if born in 1980
Live in single-parent 1902 0.12 0.33 0 1 1 if live with single parent at age17(Dec)
Not live with parents 1902 0.06 0.24 0 1 1 if not live with either parents at age17(Dec)
HH members aged 0–11 1902 0.25 0.62 0 7 nr of other HH members aged0–11 at age17(Dec)
HH members aged 12–17 1902 0.51 0.69 0 7 nr of other HH members aged12–17 at age17(Dec)
HH members aged 18–29 1902 0.52 0.73 0 8 nr of other HH members aged18–29 at age17(Dec)
HH members aged 30–64 1902 1.89 0.40 0 5 nr of other HH members aged30–64 at age17(Dec)
HH members aged 65+ 1902 0.04 0.21 0 2 nr of other HH members aged65+ at age17(Dec)
Father education 1902 4.59 3.20 0 13 Father completed education since age12
Mother education 1902 4.21 3.06 0 13 Mother completed education since age12
Years of delay in sec.edu 1902 0.83 0.84 –1 4 Years of delay at age17(Aug)
General education 1902 0.11 0.31 0 1 1 if general edu at age17(Aug)
Technical education 1902 0.38 0.49 0 1 1 if technical edu at age17(Aug)
Vocational education 1902 0.41 0.49 0 1 1 if vocational edu at age17(Aug)
Apprenticeship/PT edu 1902 0.10 0.30 0 1 1 if apprenticeship/PT edu at age17(Aug)
  1. The statistics are reported for the sample of interest, i.e. the low educated graduating in the period 1994–2002