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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for variables used in models of subjective social status (China, 2003–2012)

From: Discordance between subjective and objective social status in contemporary China

Variables Proportion (%) Mean (sd)
Perceived mobility of class Upward mobility 35.48  
  Downward mobility 32.38  
  No mobility 32.14  
Work status Unemployed 14.48  
  Employed 74.76  
  Retired 10.76  
Residential status Rural residents 51.14  
  Urban residents/migrants 48.86  
Marital status Married 88.43  
  Single 5.26  
  Divorced/widowed 6.31  
Male = 1   0.502 (0.50)
CCP member = 1   0.103 (0.31)
Age   45.42 (14.06)
Years of schooling   8.41 (4.20)
ISEI   34.66 (15.35)
Family annual income (Yuan)   40,662 (120,168)
N = 68,054   
  1. Percentages for categorical variables and means for continuous variables are reported; mean score of SSC is also shown; numbers in parentheses are standard deviations