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Table 4 Descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Absenteeism, childcare and the effectiveness of pension reforms

   Year 2012 Year 2011
Variables Obs Mean Std. dev. Mean Std. dev.
Treatment group
 Weeks of sick leave 18,708 0.12 1.00 0.11 0.91
 Delay in retirement due to Monti-Fornero reform (years) 18,708 3.00 1.77 0.00 0.00
 Seniority (weeks) 18,708 1389.99 424.95 1337.33 425.11
 Sick-leave weeks in the whole career 18,708 2.00 7.48 1.89 7.26
 Sick-leave and unemployment weeks in the whole career 18,708 16.14 36.52 16.03 36.45
 Age 18,708 55.74 2.15 54.74 2.15
 Weekly wage (euro) 18,708 481.02 243.65 473.59 238.63
 Grandmothers 18,708 0.41 0.49 0.41 0.49
 With a sick spell in t-1 18,708 0.03 0.16 0.03 0.16
 North 18,708 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
 Centre 18,708 0.37 0.48 0.37 0.48
 South 18,708 0.13 0.34 0.13 0.34
Control group
 Weeks of sick leave 6550 0.11 0.98 0.11 0.92
 Seniority (weeks) 6550 1418.41 679.83 1365.60 679.59
 Sick-leave weeks in the whole career 6550 1.43 5.57 1.33 5.38
 Sick-leave and unemployment weeks in the whole career 6550 11.95 34.88 11.85 34.84
 Age 6550 57.01 3.23 56.01 3.23
 Weekly wage (euro) 6550 477.92 261.54 463.30 227.80
 Grandmothers 6550 0.43 0.50 0.43 0.50
 With a sick spell in t-1 6550 0.02 0.15 0.02 0.15
 North 6550 0.54 0.50 0.54 0.50
 Centre 6550 0.35 0.48 0.35 0.48
South 6550 0.11 0.31 0.11 0.31
  1. Source: Our elaborations