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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for mothers, measured at or prior to childbirth, first child

From: Back to work or stay at home? Family policies and maternal employment in Finland

Variable Category No supplements Only HCA Only PCA Both
Age   27.3 27.2 27.9 29.3
Education Basic 0.123 0.125 0.125 0.134
  Secondary 0.483 0.454 0.438 0.321
  Tertiary 0.393 0.421 0.437 0.545
Marital status Cohabiting 0.536 0.524 0.501 0.419
  Married 0.464 0.476 0.499 0.581
Labor market status Employed at 0.565 0.576 0.616 0.689
before childbirth childbirth     
  Employed before 0.126 0.130 0.108 0.092
  childbirth     
  Student 0.064 0.063 0.062 0.043
  Unemployment 0.132 0.131 0.109 0.064
  Other 0.113 0.099 0.105 0.111
Emp. months within   8.4 8.8 8.8 9.4
12 months before      
1st childbirth      
Immigrant No 0.972 0.970 0.959 0.921
  Yes 0.028 0.030 0.041 0.079
Wage   15,196 15,885 16,821 21,735
Spouses wage   22,652 23,247 24,163 30,528
Type of employer, Private 0.632 0.618 0.635 0.649
if employed at t = 0 Municipality 0.308 0.322 0.281 0.226
  State 0.060 0.060 0.084 0.126
Unemployed spouse   0.096 0.106 0.106 0.079
Municipality type Urban 0.217 0.813 0.779 0.977
  Semiurban 0.285 0.005 0.164 0.022
  Rural 0.498 0.182 0.056 0.002
Municipal unemp. rate   11.7 12.1 11.4 8.2
HCA supplement,   0 0.815 0 1.805
100 eur/month      
PCA supplement,   0 0 1.980 3.204
100 eur/month      
Unique mothers   23,819 2193 19,849 33,747