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Table 6 Summary statistics for the country specific macro variables

From: Bridge jobs in Europe

Variable Means Means Means
  (6 countries) (4 Northern countries) (2 Mediterranean countries)
Unemployment rate (Eurostat) 6.33 4.65 8.96
Life Expectancy at 50 (Eurostat) 29 28.95 29.08
Log of GDP per capita (OECD) 9.88 9.97 9.75
Years of schooling 12.00   
  (0.068)   
Married dummy 0.89   
  (0.005)   
Has children 0.88   
  (0.005)   
Dummy: stressed at 50 0.17   
  (0.006)   
Dummy: poor health at 50 0.07   
  (0.004)   
Dummy: financial hardship at 50 0.05   
  (0.003)   
Dummy: living in a rural area at 50 0.35   
  (0.007)   
Job at 50: full time 0.97   
  (0.002)   
Job at 50: in the 3rd industry 0.57   
  (0.008)   
Job at 50: blue collar 0.41   
  (0.008)   
Job at 50: self employed 0.16   
  (0.005)   
Job at 50: civil servant 0.19   
  (0.006)   
Job at 50: lost because of layoff or plant closure 0.07   
  (0.004)   
Years of working experience at 50 43.12   
  (0.375)   
Dummy: few books when child 0.60   
  (0.007)   
  1. Source: OECD and SHARE. Standard errors within parentheses.