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Table 1 Weighted descriptive statistics of variables (N = 4304)

From: Cadre parents and their entrepreneur children? The dual-track intergenerational reproduction of elites in China: 1978–2010

Variables Mean/percentage Standard deviance Min Max
Social class     
 Non-elite 81.41 - 0 1
 Technocratic elite 9.41 - 0 1
 Market elite 6.82 - 0 1
 State elite 2.36 - 0 1
First job sector     
 State 32.97 - 0 1
 Non-state 67.03 - 0 1
Family background     
 Non-elite 88.34 - 0 1
 Technocratic elite 4.57 - 0 1
 Market elite 2.77 - 0 1
 State elite 4.32 - 0 1
Period of first job     
 1978–1992 49.76 - 0 1
 1993–2002 25.93 - 0 1
 2003–2010 24.31 - 0 1
Period of current job     
 1978–1992 30.47 - 0 1
 1993–2002 20.32 - 0 1
 2003–2010 49.21 - 0 1
Education     
 Junior high 63.09 - 0 1
 Senior high 19.23 - 0  
 College 17.67 - 0 1
CPC membership 9.57 - 0 1
Female 47.58 - 0 1
None-agriculture residence 35.99 - 0 1
East region 31.05 - 0 1
Siblings number 2.34 2.21 1 10
Age 37.87 11.02 18 65
  1. Note. All variables have been weighted. CPC Communist Party of China