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Table 2 Percentage distribution of low parental occupational class, parental unemployment, and mean values of depressive symptoms across typical trajectories. Results for men (n = 492)

From: The role of social position and depressive symptoms in adolescence for life-course trajectories of education and work: a cohort study

  Trajectory 1 Trajectory 2 Trajectory 3 Trajectory 4
Low parental occupational class (%) 23.1 28.4 53.6 54.1
Parental unemployment (%) 12.6 22.9 23.2 25.9
Depressive symptoms (mean) 0.42 0.36 0.42 0.50
  1. Trajectory 1: Long education into stable employment (29.1%, n = 143); Trajectory 2: Medium education into stable employment (22.2%, n = 109); Trajectory 3: Short education into stable employment (31.5%, n = 155); Trajectory 4: Continuously unstable situation (17.3%, n = 85)