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Table 4 Percentage distribution of low parental occupational class, parental unemployment, and mean values of depressive symptoms across typical trajectories. Results for women (n = 463)

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 Trajectory 5
Low parental occupational class (%) 15.5 34.7 41.7 45.0 51.9
Parental unemployment (%) 15.5 13.9 19.4 22.5 27.8
Depressive symptoms (mean) 0.51 0.56 0.54 0.57 0.59
  1. Trajectory 1: Long education into stable employment (18.1%, n = 84); Trajectory 2: Short education into stable employment (37.4%, n = 173); Trajectory 3: Part-time/precarious into stable employment (15.6%, n = 72); Trajectory 4: Continuously unstable situation (17.3%, n = 80); Trajectory 5: Unstable employment into labour market exclusion (11.7%, n = 54)