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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population

From: Trends in Childlessness Among Highly Educated Men in Sweden

 1945–19491950–19541955–19591960–19641965–19691970–1972
Study N31,00629,88732,29631,59537,35226,382
% Childless by age 40282928302926
% Childless by age 452525242524
Mean age graduation262727272727
Mean age first birth313232333333
Swedish born989898989897
Class background (%)
Upper service181620233028
Lower service252732322729
Routine non-manual workers1212111077
Entrepreneur1087687
Lower-grade technician775433
Skilled working12141213910
Unskilled working111210101011
Not available543365
Educational prestige (%)
2 years172530282419
3 + years, newer2710121726
3 years, traditional553725222017
4 + years, traditional273135393938
Income quintile (%)      
1 (lowest)555555
28111111119
3132021201920
4262929292830
5 (highest)493634363837