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Table 1 Summary statistics: women aged 21–35 years

From: The effect of children on female labor force participation in urban Iran

  1 + sample 2 + sample 3 + sample
  Mean St. dev. Mean St. dev. Mean St. dev.
FLFP 0.129 (0.335) 0.116 (0.320) 0.0978 (0.297)
Number of children 2.627 (1.431) 3.110 (1.279) 3.917 (1.131)
Three-and-more-children indicator 0.447 (0.497) 0.579 (0.494) 1 (0)
Four-and-more-children indicator 0.235 (0.424) 0.305 (0.460) 0.526 (0.499)
Firstborn son indicator 0.514 (0.500) 0.509 (0.500) 0.497 (0.500)
Second-born son indicator 0.510 (0.500) 0.510 (0.500) 0.502 (0.500)
Two-son indicator 0.260 (0.439) 0.260 (0.439) 0.255 (0.436)
Two-daughter indicator 0.241 (0.428) 0.241 (0.428) 0.257 (0.437)
Age 28.88 (3.967) 29.69 (3.685) 30.53 (3.376)
Age at first birth 19.98 (3.462) 19.25 (3.096) 18.49 (2.745)
Years of schooling 6.715 (4.267) 6.023 (4.076) 4.810 (3.727)
Presence of relatives in the family 0.0893 (0.285) 0.0896 (0.286) 0.0962 (0.295)
Incidence of zero in nonlabor income 0.812 (0.391) 0.809 (0.393) 0.807 (0.394)
Logarithm of nonlabor income 2.581 (5.426) 2.616 (5.449) 2.622 (5.427)
Observations 56845 43868 25399
  1. Note: I report the mean of each variable with the standard deviation in parentheses.
  2. The variable “age at first birth” is measured by assuming that matching of the women with their respected children is perfect. Therefore, this variable is measured by error.