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Table 1 Summary statistics of the main variables

From: Skills or culture? An analysis of the decision to work by immigrant women in Italy

  No. Obs. Sample mean Std. Dev.
School 11,852 10.746 4.541
Potential Experience 11,852 16.764 9.295
Years in Italy 11,989 5.734 4.610
Net monthly wage 9,988 606.874 1214.336
Children below 18yrs 12,015 0.696 0.990
Children above 18yrs 12,015 0.527 1.566
Married 12,015 0.569 0.495
Family network 4,851 0.358 0.479
Family reunification visa 9,914 0.226 0.441
Irregular 12,015 0.117 0.321
  No. Obs. Percentages
Religions:   
Catholic 12,015 38.33
Muslim 12,015 30.89
Other Christians 12,015 18.46
Buddhists 12,015 3.21
Hindu 12,015 1.35
Other 12,015 2.24
No creed 12,015 5.52
Groups of countries of origin:   
Central and Eastern European Countries 12,015 28.56
Central or Southern America 12,015 19.55
Near East and North Africa 12,015 18.29
Sub-Saharan Africa 12,015 15.59
East Asia 12,015 12.44
Central Asia 12,015 5.57
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations on ISMU dataset.