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Table 4 Summary statistics for the variables in the research

From: Youth unemployment and employment trajectories in Spain during the Great Recession: what are the determinants?

Percentage of the trajectory unemployed (mean, sd) 6.24 (16.55)
Percentage of the trajectory inactive (mean, sd) 5.26 (18.50)
Percentage of the trajectory non-salaried (mean, sd) 9.47 (27.62)
Percentage of the trajectory in stable employment (mean, sd) 46.58 (44.28)
Percentage of the trajectory in temporary employment (mean, sd) 18.25 (31.03)
Percentage of the trajectory in short odd jobs (mean, sd) 10.95 (27.97)
Percentage of the trajectory in informal employment (mean, sd) 1.50 (8.59)
Type of trajectory
Stable employment trajectory 43.6%
Precarious trajectory 26.4%
Temporary employment trajectory 19.7%
Non-salaried employment trajectory 10.3%
Female 46.8%
Male 53.2%
Age group
20–24 years old 10.4%
25–29 years old 34.6%
30–34 years old 55.0%
National origin
Born in Spain 85.2%
Immigrant (born abroad) 14.8%
Compulsory or less 34.0%
Post-compulsory secondary 22.6%
Higher 43.4%
Parents’ highest occupational status
Business owners and managers 9.4%
Scientific, intellectual and liberal professions 10.7%
Middle management and technical employees 11.2%
Skilled and semi-skilled workers 57.8%
Low-skilled workers 10.8%
Length TPR: Years of experience at the start of the crisis (mean, sd) 5.23 (3.63)
Highest occupational status acquired TPR
Low-skilled job 7.4%
Skilled and semi-skilled job 52.8%
High-skilled job (includes employment of middle management and technical empl., scientific, intellectual and liberal professions, business owners and managers) 39.9%
Stability in TPR
Experience of unemployment or unstable employment TPR 83.7%
No experience of unemployment or unstable employment TPR 16.3%
  1. Source: Calculated by authors based on the 2012 Catalan Youth Survey data