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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables (2017, urban residents, N = 5,165)

From: Housing wealth inequality in urban China: the transition from welfare allocation to market differentiation

Variables Type Percentage Mean Standard deviation
Dependent variables Household wealth (10,000 yuan) Continuous 63.53 113.39
Demographic variables Gender (male) Nominal 50.6
Age (years) Continuous 44 12.28
Family size (number of people in a family) Continuous 4 1.68
Marital status (married) Nominal 85.2
Socioeconomic status variables Annual household income (1000 yuan) Continuous 80.29 96.56
Years of schooling Continuous 9.74 4.08
Managerial personnel Nominal 4.2
Professionals and technicians Nominal 12.0
Clerks Nominal 12.2
Self-employed Nominal 17.1
Blue-collar workers and farmers Nominal 54.5
Institutional arrangement variables Centrally administered municipalities Nominal 4.3
Provincial capitals Nominal 6.1
Other cities Nominal 15.9
County, town, and rural areas Nominal 73.7
Hukou status (urban) Nominal 46.6
State sector Nominal 16.4