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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of micro-level variables (EQLS 2012 weighted, n = 7213)

From: Perceived accessibility of childcare in Europe: a cross-country multilevel study

  Mean or % St. Dev. Min Max
Dependent variable
Perceived accessibility index 0.94 2.37 − 4 4
Level-1 control variables
Continuous variables
 Age of the respondent 43.09 15.51 18 95
Categorical variables
 Gender
  Male 43.7    
  Female 56.3    
 Employment status
  Not at work 40.2    
  At work 59.8    
 Education level
  Secondary or lower 66.4    
  Post-secondary 33.6    
 Income self-assessment
  Worse than average 18.6    
  Average 50.6    
  Better than average 30.9    
 Urbanisation
  Countryside or village 42.8    
  Town or city 57.2    
 Marital/partnership status
  Non-partnered 32.0    
  Married or partnered 68.0    
 Childcare use
  Only outside the household 52.7    
  In the household 47.3