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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by gender and type of household, 2007

From: Women’s and men’s responses to in-work benefits: the influence of children

Variables Women without children Women with children Men without children Men with children
Individual characteristics     
Age (in years) 47.1 38.0 49.1 40.5
Educational level (%)     
 Normal school 11.7 10.2 13.1 12.4
 High school 42.7 47.0 46.8 51.5
 University 45.6 42.8 40.1 36.1
Worked hour per week (H) (%)     
H > 34 65.7 46.2 80.7 82.5
 0 < H < 34 25.9 38.8 12.0 12.6
H = 0 8.4 15.0 7.3 4.9
Hourly wage (SEK),a by H     
H > 34 156 155 197 188
 0 < H < 34 146 135 155 148
H = 0   - - -
Household characteristics     
Children 1–5 years (%) - 49.2 - 49.2
Children 6–11 years (%) - 44.9 - 44.9
Children 12–18 years (%) - 43.6 - 43.6
Received housing allowance (%) 1.0 2.4 1.0 2.4
Received welfare allowance (%) 0.4 4.9 0.4 4.9
Swedish born (both) 79.6 71.9 79.6 71.9
Swedish born (one of them) 11.2 14.9 11.2 14.9
Foreign-born 9.2 13.2 9.2 13.2
Number of observations 824 1051 824 1051
  1. Note: aAt exchange rates prevailing in 2007, the year before the first step of the Swedish EITC policy, 1 USD corresponds on average to 6.8 SEK (Swedish Krona); and 1 EUR to 9.3 SEK