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Table 3 Sample means for males and females by in-sample and lost to follow-up status, JLFSY 2005–2010

From: Life expectations in early adolescence and the timing of first sex and marriage: evidence from a longitudinal survey in Ethiopia

  Males Females
  In- sample Lost to follow-up In- sample Lost to follow-up
First sex 0.171   0.246  
First marriage 0.008   0.113  
Life expectations (age 13–17)
 Career expectations 0.066 0.214* 0.122 − 0.043***
 Expected age at marriage    25.9 26.0
 Personal autonomy 0.036 0.206* 0.211 0.104*
 Gender equality − 0.036 − 0.077 0.383 0.311
School participation
 Membership in youth clubs (age 13–17) 0.600 0.633 0.574 0.534
Family and community environment (age13–17)
 Religiosity − 0.131 − 0.242 0.108 0.176
 Parents’ desired age of daughter’s marriage 27.5 26.8 25.0 24.6*
 Parents’ highest year of schooling 4.277 4.889* 5.114 4.911
 Household wealth 0.225 0.292 0.406 0.353
 Female headed house 0.188 0.242 0.235 0.241
 City 0.680 0.680 0.718 0.740
 Town 0.084 0.078 0.081 0.075
 Number of observations 870 162 651 349
  1. Significance levels for difference of means/proportions test, sample weights applied
  2. *P < 0.10, **P < 0.05, ***P < 0.01