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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: How are the employed and unemployed affected by the economic crisis in Spain? Educational inequalities, life conditions and mental health in a context of high unemployment

  Employed Unemployed
Variables 2007 2011 2007 2011
n = 2771 n = 2205 n = 439 n = 1428
  % % % %
Mental Health     
 Poor (MCS-SF12 score <47.3) 17.1 19.0 22.6 26.1
 Good (MCS-SF12 score > =47.3) 82.9 81.0 77.4 73.9
Sex     
 Women 35.0 39.6 49.2 42.9
 Men 65.0 60.4 50.8 57.1
Age     
 19–24 years 10.1 7.0 19.1 13.8
 25–34 years 30.8 28.6 40.5 29.3
 35–44 years 30.2 31.1 19.4 28.6
 45–54 years 20.6 23.7 13.0 19.0
 55–64 years 8.3 9.6 8.0 9.3
Main earner     
 Yes 62.6 62.0 26.4 40.5
 No 37.4 38.0 73.6 59.5
Cohabitation     
 Yes 70.5 72.9 45.6 63.1
 No 29.5 27.1 54.4 36.9
Partner working status     
 Employed 57.8 59.1 62.5 50.0
 Unemployed 4.1 12.4 12.5 28.1
 Other 32.1 28.5 22.0 21.9
Education     
 No studies or Incomplete primary 17.5 13.6 29.8 25.5
 Complete primary 27.8 26.0 34.9 31.9
 Secondary 30.7 37.6 21.4 31.2
 University 24.0 22.8 13.9 11.4
Difficulties to make ends meet     
 Great difficulty/Difficulty 15.5 21.3 36.8 52.2
 Some difficulty 31.9 27.6 37.7 30.5
 Easily 52.6 51.1 25.5 17.3
Social support     
 Poor (Duke score < =41) 19.6 17.5 17.3 12.4
 Good (Duke score >41) 80.4 82.5 82.7 87.6