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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Trade union membership and paid vacation in Germany

  Men Women
All Trade union members Non-members All Trade union members Non-members
N° of vacation days taken 28.098 29.205 27.491 27.543 29.093 27.166
Demographics:
Age 41.882 42.899 41.331 40.631 42.301 40.223
Foreigner 0.156 0.171 0.147 0.134 0.146 0.131
Highest qualification:       
Apprenticeship 0.729 0.755 0.715 0.681 0.677 0.682
Academic degree 0.136 0.079 0.167 0.103 0.100 0.104
Workplace Context:
Tenure 13.099 15.032 12.040 10.495 12.831 9.926
Part-time 0.014 0.010 0.016 0.349 0.230 0.378
Temporary Contract 0.039 0.032 0.043 0.052 0.032 0.056
Firm size: < 20 0.156 0.053 0.212 0.231 0.044 0.280
Firm size: 20 ≥ & < 200 0.287 0.212 0.328 0.299 0.273 0.302
Firm size: 200 ≥ & < 2000 0.265 0.317 0.236 0.254 0.341 0.233
Firm size: ≥ 2000 0.292 0.418 0.224 0.216 0.342 0.185
White-collar worker 0.471 0.324 0.552 0.744 0.640 0.769
Years 1999, 2004 and 2009 only:
N° of vacation days taken 27.308 28.233 26.863 27.195 28.541 26.868
Vacation Entitlements in Days 29.676 30.072 29.486 29.157 30.195 28.905
  1. Note: SOEP 1985–2010. SOEP weights are used. Each multiply imputed data set (m = 60) is an unbalanced panel of the particular survey years with N_all: 31302 (N_ ≥ 1999: 13916)