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Table 4 Descriptive statistics

From: Retirement intentions in the presence of technological change: theory and evidence from France

  Intended retirement age  
Variables Less than 60 60-64 65 or more All
Individual characteristics     
Age 52.38 52.43 52.38 52.41
Single 0.127 0.160 0.204 0.153
Education     
Primary 0.385 0.279 0.293 0.322
Secondary/Vocational 0.510 0.405 0.265 0.428
High School 0.056 0.123 0.156 0.101
Undergraduate 0.031 0.099 0.075 0.070
Graduate/Postgraduate 0.018 0.094 0.211 0.080
Occupation     
Managers 0.076 0.250 0.333 0.193
Technicians 0.245 0.250 0.197 0.242
Clerical workers 0.105 0.099 0.116 0.104
Blue-collar workers 0.575 0.400 0.354 0.462
Good/very good health 0.728 0.787 0.816 0.768
Public sector 0.140 0.197 0.143 0.168
Part-time job 0.022 0.036 0.088 0.037
Years to full pension age 3.737 5.535 6.680 4.984
Aggregated variables for workers aged 24-49 years     
At the industry-occupation level     
Average probability of a technical change 0.344 0.314 0.308 0.325
Average probability of skill updating 0.199 0.227 0.231 0.217
Number of observations 449 563 147 1159
Share of employed workers 38.74% 48.58% 12.68% 100%
  1. Sources: COI (2006)/INSEE-DARES-CEE, TWR survey.