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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the main explanatory variables in the data

From: Do I want more if you help me? The impact of grandparental involvement on men’s and women’s fertility intentions

  Total Men Women
Mean/Prop Freq Mean/Prop Freq Mean/Prop Freq
Grandparental support
 No grandparental support 0.50 2425 0.50 323 0.50 2102
 Grandparental support- no resident grandparents 0.45 2149 0.47 301 0.44 1848
 Co-resident grandparents 0.05 233 0.03 16 0.05 217
Intensity grandparental support
 No grandparental support 0.50 2425 0.50 323 0.51 2102
 Week-day grandparental support 0.41 1996 0.44 285 0.41 1711
 All week grandparental support 0.03 153 0.03 16 0.03 137
 Co-resident grandparents 0.04 233 0.03 16 0.05 217
Education main respondent
 Secondary or lower 0.47 2268 0.58 371 0.46 1897
 Tertiary or higher 0.53 2539 0.42 269 0.54 2270
Partnered
 Yes 0.91 4375 0.97 621 0.90 3754
 No 0.09 432 0.03 19 0.10 413
Number of parity
 One 0.40 1931 0.40 260 0.40 1671
 Two or more 0.60 2876 0.60 380 0.60 2496
Income categories (in euros)
 < 1000 0.17 823 0.17 149 0.18 932
 > 1000 and < 1500 0.18 874 0.16 138 0.17 867
 1500 > and < 2000 0.17 832 0.18 162 0.17 854
 > 2000 and < 2500 0.17 833 0.37 324 0.31 1602
 > 2500 0.30 1445     
Age main respondent
 18–27 0.04 174 0.01 13 0.03 161
 28–33 0.14 689 0.09 80 0.12 609
 34–38 0.29 1402 0.23 201 0.23 1201
 39–45 0.53 2542 0.39 346 0.43 2196
Employment status main respondent
 Working 0.55 2625 0.65 418 0.53 2207
 Not working 0.45 2182 0.35 222 0.47 1960
N =  4807 640 4167
  1. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding
  2. Source: SFS, 2018