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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables used in econometric analysis

From: Barriers to rural households’ participation in low-skilled off-farm labor markets: theory and empirical results from northern Ethiopia

Variables Type Mean Std. Dev. Min. Max.
Distance of household from wereda headquarters (time in minutes) C 165.8 96.4 3 480
Good access to road =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Close to market =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Male =1, 0 =otherwise D - - 0 6
Age of household head C 53.8 14.4 24 98
Education of household head D - - 0 6
Female labor in household C 1.3 .7 0 5
Male labor in household C 1.1 .9 0 4
Dependency ratio C 2.3 1.1 1 7
No of oxen in a household C .9 .9 0 5
Tropical livestock unit in a household C 2.6 2.8 0 15.9
Labor market participation, yes=1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Own land holding C 1.1 .7 .13 6.5
Southern, yes =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Eastern, yes =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Central, yes =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Western, yes =1, 0 = otherwise D - - 0 1
Labor income in Birr C 169.1 324.4 0 2400
  1. Where C = continuous, D = dummy, -= not applicable.