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Table 1 Variable Descriptions

From: The effects of economic deprivation on psychological well-being among the working population of Switzerland

Variable Name Variable Description
Female Binary variable for sex: 1 = female, 0 = male
Age Continuous variable representing biological age in years
Married, Divorced, Single Binary dummy variables for civil status:
Married: 1 = married, 0 otherwise
Divorced: 1 = divorced, separated, widowed, 0 otherwise
Single: 1 = single, never married, 0 otherwise (referent variable)
Education Binary variable: 1 = apprenticeship & more; 0 = no formal education
German, French, Italian Binary dummy variables for primary language spoken:
German: 1 = German, 0 otherwise
French: 1 = French, 0 otherwise
Italian: 1 = Italian, 0 otherwise (referent variable)
Full-time Binary variable for type of employment:
1 = full-time (100%); 0 = part-time
Self-employed Binary variable for type of employment for current job:
1 = self-employed, 0 = works for employer
Risk of unemployment Continuous variable: risk of unemployment scale in next 12 months 0 (no risk at all) – 10 (a real risk)
Treimans prestige scale Continuous variable: Treimans prestige scale for main job, 0 (lowest prestige) – 100 (highest prestige)
Professional, Clerical, Service, Other Binary design variables for occupation, main current job:
Professional: 1 = legislators, senior officials, managers, professionals, 0 otherwise
Clerical: 1 = clerks, 0 otherwise
Service:1 = service workers, market sales workers, 0 otherwise
Other: 1 = skilled agricultural & fishery workers, plant and machine operator assemblers, elementary occupations, armed forces, 0 otherwise (referent category)
Health status Binary variable for self-assessed health status:
1 = feeling very well/well right now, 0 = average, not very well/not well at all