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Table 3 Mean gender inequality scores for metropolitan, mid-sized cities and rural areas

From: Measurement of gender inequality in neighbourhoods of Québec, Canada

  Mean (SD) P-value
  Metropolitan areas Mid-sized cities Rural
areas
 
Demographic and household
Characteristics
   
   Divorce 0.55 (0.10) 0.51 (0.11) 0.46 (0.11) < 0.001*
   Single-headed households 0.80 (0.26) 0.74 (0.21) 0.69 (0.28) < 0.001*
Education     
   University certification 0.47 (0.20) 0.50 (0.20) 0.53 (0.21) < 0.001*
   No high school diploma 0.52 (0.14) 0.49 (0.08) 0.48 (0.09) < 0.001
Income     
Average employment income
(thousand CAD)
0.41 (0.06) 0.38 (0.05) 0.38 (0.06) < 0.001
Work and leisure     
   Labour force participation 0.45 (0.05) 0.44 (0.05) 0.44 (0.07) 0.09
   Employment rate 0.50 (0.05) 0.41 (0.04) 0.40 (0.07) < 0.001
   Managerial positions 0.30 (0.07) 0.32 (0.06) 0.40 (0.03) < 0.001
   Unpaid elderly care 0.64 (0.29) 0.65 (0.25) 0.65 (0.27) 0.06
   Unpaid child care 0.58 (0.11) 0.58 (0.08) 0.59 (0.12) 0.11
   Unpaid housework 0.58 (0.06) 0.58 (0.04) 0.58 (0.05) 0.38
Political participation     
   Decision-making positions 0.53 (0.28) 0.53 (0.29) 0.52 (0.24) 0.07
  1. * Differences between all three areas are statistically significant.
  2. Mid-sized cities and rural areas are similar but both differ from metropolitan areas.
  3. Metropolitan and mid-sized cities are similar but both differ from rural areas.