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Table 1 Description of young adults living with parents

From: The time benefits of young adult home stayers in France and Italy: a new perspective on the transition to adulthood?

  Men   Women  
Italy   France   Italy   France  
Young adult characteristics Mean Std. Mean Std. Mean Std. Mean Std.
 Age 24.64 4.56 21.97 3.72 23.75 4.24 21.22 3.18
Education
 High 0.08 0.28 0.16 0.37 0.10 0.3 0.20 0.40
 Medium 0.49 0.50 0.28 0.45 0.61 0.49 0.33 0.47
 Low 0.42 0.49 0.56 0.50 0.29 0.45 0.48 0.50
Professional situation
 Student 0.25 0.43 0.51 0.50 0.37 0.48 0.61 0.49
 Unemployment OLF 0.17 0.37 0.14 0.35 0.22 0.41 0.14 0.34
 Employed 0.58 0.49 0.35 0.48 0.41 0.49 0.25 0.43
Household characteristics
 Number of child(ren) <18 0.27 0.55 0.61 0.94 0.28 0.56 0.67 0.97
 Number of young adults 1.90 0.79 1.58 0.79 1.96 0.81 1.71 0.88
 Only sisters 0.62 0.49 0.61 0.49     
 Only brothers      0.58 0.49 0.51 0.50
 Mother’s work = yes 0.36 0.48 0.77 0.42 0.38 0.48 0.79 0.41
 Mother’s education         
 High 0.06 0.23 0.14 0.35 0.06 0.24 0.16 0.37
 Medium 0.18 0.39 0.10 0.30 0.19 0.39 0.08 0.27
 Low 0.76 0.43 0.76 0.43 0.75 0.43 0.76 0.43
 Number of rooms 4.90 1.61 4.94 1.17 4.94 1.68 4.96 1.16
 Garden 0.51 0.5 0.76 0.43 0.50 0.50 0.75 0.43
 Paid domestic help 0.04 0.19 0.07 0.25 0.03 0.18 0.06 0.23
 Sunday 0.31 0.46 0.15 0.36 0.32 0.47 0.13 0.34
 Saturday 0.32 0.47 0.15 0.35 0.33 0.47 0.16 0.37
 Week day 0.37 0.48 0.70 0.46 0.35 0.48 0.70 0.46
N 2985   629   2566   532  
  1. Source: own calculations based on time-use surveys (Italy 2002–2003, France 1998–1999)
  2. Standard errors in italics
  3. Characteristics by sex and country. (mean and standard deviation)