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Table 4 Selected descriptive statistics

From: The RUMiC longitudinal survey: fostering research on labor markets in China

  Rural household survey Urban household survey Migrant household survey
Variables Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 1 Wave 2
All Not tracked Tracked Old S. New S. All
Age 36.290 37.028 40.139 40.808 28.790 28.700 28.915 29.885 28.898 29.270
(19.065) (19.213) (19.214) (19.307) (12.695) (12.253) (13.291) (13.303) (13.199) (13.246)
Male (%) 0.518 0.516 0.495 0.496 0.568 0.574 0.560 0.560 0.558 0.559
(0.500) (0.500) (0.500) (0.500) (0.495) (0.495) (0.497) (0.497) (0.497) (0.497)
Married (%) 0.620 0.631 0.684 0.691 0.557 0.528 0.597 0.614 0.533 0.563
(0.485) (0.483) (0.465) (0.462) (0.497) (0.499) (0.491) (0.487) (0.499) (0.496)
N. of children 2.069 2.060 1.349 1.387 0.795 0.739 0.874 0.908 1.447 1.167
(1.195) (1.200) (0.891) (0.996) (0.921) (0.889) (0.959) (0.955) (0.895) (0.965)
Health status 1.975 2.041 2.182 2.289 1.765 1.750 1.786 2.013 1.835 1.899
(0.816) (0.830) (0.789) (0.761) (0.744) (0.716) (0.782) (0.764) (0.740) (0.753)
Happiness* 1.758 1.795 1.749 1.764 1.778 1.801 1.742 1.890 1.843 1.859
(0.610) (0.592) (0.603) (0.578) (0.646) (0.651) (0.636) (0.624) (0.620) (0.622)
Wage employment** 0.347 0.354 0.631 0.619 0.682 0.753 0.575 0.545 0.700 0.644
(0.476) (0.478) (0.483) (0.486) (0.466) (0.432) (0.494) (0.498) (0.458) (0.479)
Self-employment** 0.059 0.062 0.050 0.055 0.213 0.157 0.296 0.351 0.209 0.260
(0.235) (0.242) (0.218) (0.229) (0.409) (0.364) (0.456) (0.478) (0.406) (0.439)
  1. Source: RUMiC Waves 1 and 2. Notes: standard deviation in parentheses. *statistics refer to individuals older than 16 present during the survey. **statistics refer to individuals 16-64. Health status is measured on a scale 1 to 5, where 1 is “Excellent” and 5 “Very poor”. Happiness is measured on a scale 1 to 4, where 1 is “Happy more than usual” and 4 is “Happy much less than usual”.