Table 1

 Sample details and descriptive statistics, with countries grouped according to quartiles of the standard deviation of family affluence scale (FAS)

Material distribution subgroupNumberMean FAS (range 0–6)SD FAS
*Regional sample.
Low inequality
    Norway50264.561.21
    Denmark50663.591.28
    Belgium–Flemish48243.61.32
    Switzerland55203.951.32
    Sweden38024.051.33
    Germany*47923.821.34
    Austria43163.721.34
Medium low inequality
    Wales45373.691.35
    Northern Ireland33463.41.36
    Finland48643.631.37
    Canada65674.071.38
    England63733.611.38
    France*41334.291.38
Medium high inequality
    Belgium-French25053.521.41
    USA51694.261.41
    Greece42993.631.42
    Republic of Ireland43943.41.44
    Scotland56323.581.44
    Portugal37213.641.49
    Slovak Republic37893.041.49
High inequality
    Hungary36092.831.52
    Russia*39972.431.57
    Estonia18973.291.59
    Poland48613.261.61
    Latvia37752.711.62
    Lithuania45133.211.66
    Israel50543.311.68
Total1203813.61.51