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Table 1 Descriptive sample statistics

From: Ethnic persistence, assimilation and risk proclivity

Characteristics Total sample Immigrants Natives
  Mean St.Dev. Mean St.Dev. Mean St.Dev.
Female 0.518 0.499 0.480 0.499 0.521 0.495
Age 48.85 16.66 44.03 14.58 49.17 16.74
Years of education 12.14 2.680 10.81 2.595 12.220 2.660
Married 0.638 0.480 0.739 0.432 0.631 0.482
Household income 0.280 0.222 0.259 0.323 0.281 0.214
Living in east Germany 0.249 0.432 0.006 0.077 0.265 0.441
Foreign nationality 0.062 0.241 1.0 0.0   
Turk 0.019 0.139 0.319 0.466   
Balkan 0.012 0.109 0.194 0.395   
South European 0.017 0.129 0.276 0.447   
West European 0.006 0.081 0.107 0.309   
East European 0.003 0.058 0.055 0.228   
Other 0.002 0.053 0.046 0.211   
Willingness to take risk towards:
General 4.385 2.357 3.945 2.618 4.414 2.335
Driving 2.919 2.516 2.742 2.659 2.930 2.506
Financial 2.395 2.205 2.246 2.338 2.405 2.196
Leisure 3.390 2.560 2.922 2.598 3.421 2.555
Career 3.563 2.693 3.066 2.762 3.596 2.684
Health 2.906 2.431 2.766 2.461 2.915 2.429
No. of observations 18,600   1,154   17,446  
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