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Table 5 Descriptive statistics for men and women. Means for continuous variables and percentages for categorical variables

From: Home bitter home? Gender, living arrangements, and the exclusion from homeownership among older Europeans

  Male (N = 25,605) Female (N = 30,773)
Age (%)
 50–59 37.0 32.2
 60–69 32.7 29.6
 70+ 30.3 38.2
Education (%)
 Primary 36.5 50.0
 Secondary 41.8 33.4
 Tertiary 21.7 16.6
Home ownership (%)
 Owner 76.5 72.1
 Tenant 17.5 20.0
 Rent-free 6.0 7.9
Household type (%)
 Couple alone 50.5 41.3
 Ego alone 15.3 29.1
 Couple with family/others 34.2 29.6
Income (€) 20,358 17,525
Self-rated health (1–5) 2.8 2.6
Area of residence
 Urban 68.7 70.3
 Rural 31.3 29.7