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Table 1 Summary and descriptions of variables used in this article

From: Life expectancy inequalities in the elderly by socioeconomic status: evidence from Italy

Variable Categories Sample distribution (%)
Sex Male 49.0
Female 51.0
Marital status Unmarried 7.9
Married 64.8
Separated 2.1
Divorced 1.4
Widowed 23.8
Education At most primary 66.3
Lower secondary 15.5
At least upper secondary 18.2
Ability to make ends meet Low 31.9
Medium 61.7
High 6.5
Former occupational group Blue-collar employee 51.9
White-collar employee 13.7
Self-employed shopkeeper 9.3
Self-employed craftsman 9.9
Farmer 15.3
Type of pension Old-age pension 67.5
Disability 6.9
Social disability 3.3
Social pension 22.3
Geographical area of residence North-West 19.2
North-East 16.5
Center 33.5
South and Islands 30.8
Age Registered in 2005 and in 2009 (or in the death date)
Date of death Date of death is censored at December 31, 2009
  1. Source: elaborations on AD-SILC data