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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for full sample and by working poverty classification

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

Variable Full Sample (N = 5453) Restricted Std. of Living (N = 404) Financially Deficient (N = 421) Non-poor (N = 4415)
Dependent Variables     
   Psychological well-being 1.66 (1.98) 2.62 (2.45) 1.49 (1.97) 1.56 (1.89)
   Unmet mental health need 19% 33% 19% 18%
Socio-demographic Factors     
   Age (in years) 38.95 (10.56) 37.04 (10.55) 39.78 (10.00) 39.10 (10.61)
   Female Sex 51% 58% 53% 50%
   Education (apprentice or more) 81% 77% 76% 82%
   Married 60% 46% 73% 60%
   Divorced 10% 20% 10% 9%
   Single 30% 34% 17% 31%
   German 67% 49% 69% 70%
   French 28% 44% 25% 26%
   Italian 5% 7% 6% 4%
Occupational Factors     
   Full-time 61% 58% 49% 64%
   Self-employed 11% 10% 15% 10%
   Professional 51% 37% 34% 55%
   Clerical 14% 16% 11% 14%
   Service 13% 19% 15% 12%
   Other 22% 28% 40% 19%
   Risk of unemployment (0–10) 1.79 (2.54) 2.37 (2.95) 1.84 (2.63) 1.70 (2.46)
   Treimans Prestige Scale (0–100) 44.53 (13.27) 40.57 (12.47) 40.04 (12.47) 45.66 (13.23)
Self-perceived health status     
   Health (healthy/very healthy) 87% 79% 86% 89%
  1. Non-percentage table values represent mean (standard deviation). Based on Wave 1 (1999) sample of 4184 participants.