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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample in 1996 and 2016

From: The long-lasting impact of unemployment on life satisfaction: results of a longitudinal study over 20 years in East Germany

Characteristics 1996 2016
n % n %
Total sample 355   270  
 Mean age 23   43  
 Female 192 54 144 53
 Having children 46 13 209 77
Times of unemployment     
 None 179 50 81 30
 One time 115 33 82 30
 Several times 61 17 107 40
Type of occupation     
 Unemployed 38 11 6 2
 Student 84 23 0 0
 Home keeper 24 7 5 2
 Blue-collar worker 77 22 48 18
 White-collar worker 97 27 161 60
 Self-employed 10 3 27 10
 Public servant 0 0 16 6
 Something else 25 7 7 2