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Table 1 Sample distribution

From: The challenge of assessing financial literacy: alternative data analysis methods within the Italian context

Variable Categories Frequency %
Gender Male 599 48.0
Female 648 52.0
Age 18–24 112 9.0
25–39 299 23.9
40–64 531 42.6
Over 65 305 24.5
Geographical area of residence Northwest 237 19.0
Northeast 343 27.5
Central Italy 249 20.0
Southern Italy and islands 418 33.5
Size of municipality of residence Up to 10,000 inhabitants 387 31.0
From 10,000 to 30,000 inhabitants 298 24.0
From 30,000 to 100,000 inhabitants 268 21.5
Above 100,000 inhabitants 293 23.5
Educational attainment Primary school or lower 73 5.9
Lower secondary school 292 23.4
Upper secondary school 569 45.6
High school or above 313 25.1
Job status Employed 584 46.8
Unemployed seeking employment 103 8.2
Inactive not seeking employment 560 44.9
Marital status Married/cohabitant 695 55.7
Unmarried 370 29.7
Divorced 82 6.6
Widowed 96 7.7
Living with children No 857 68.7
Yes 390 31.3
Income (€) ≤ 1500 202 16.2
[1501; 1900] 426 34.2
[1901; 3300] 220 17.6
≥ 3301 99 7.9
Unknown 300 24.1