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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for all variables (N = 35,400)

From: Social origin and educational attainment in China: a historical analysis of 70 birth cohorts

Variable (abbreviation in models) Mean sd Min. Max.
Years of education (eduy) 8.78 4.48 .00 20.00
Whether respondents attended higher education (hedu) .15 .36 .00 1.00
Birth cohort (birth cohort) 1963.20 14.56 1924.00 1993.00
Gender (male) .48 .50 .00 1.00
Hukou (urban) .35 .48 .00 1.00
Parents’ education (fmedu) .00 4.05 − 9.47 16.97
Parents’ ISEI (fmisei) .00 11.47 − 16.88 63.09