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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of independent variables

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

  Mean or % St. Dev. Min Max Sample size (n)
Continuous variables
Start of legal entitlement (age in months) 44.30 22.36 6 84 30
Start of free provision (age in months) 47.33 21.60 0 84 30
Staff qualification level for 3–6 year-olds (years after secondary education) 3.07 1.25 0 5 30
Teachers’ salary after 10 years of service (PPP in thousands) 34.30 17.19 10.94 91.20 20
Spending per child in care or education (0–5 year-olds) (PPP in thousands) 24.74 16.48 5.39 73.57 24
Percentage of total education expenditure in ISCED 0 from private sources 11.57 9.14 0 27.8 27
Percentage of total education expenditure in ISCED 0 from households 10.89 8.10 0 26.8 17
Categorical variables
Existence of private centre-based ECEC (3–6 year-olds)      30
 Non-existent 50.0     
 Existent 50.0     
ECEC system being split or integrated      31
 Split 51.6     
 Mixed 19.4     
 Integrated 29.0