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Table 2 The Definitions and Summary Statistics

From: Escaping from poverty trap: a choice between government transfer payments and public services

Variable Definition of Variables Mean Std.Dev. Obs
Poverty_ 1 1 for income below the county average, 0 for Not. 0.618 0.4858 32147
Poverty_ 50% 1 for income below the county median, 0 for Not. 0.4970 0.5000 32147
Poverty_ 25% 1 for income below the county 25% quartile, 0 for Not. 0.2457 0.4305 32147
Poverty_ 10% 1 for income below the county 10% quartile, 0 for No. 0.0954 0.2937 32147
Col television 1 for household not with a color television, 0 for Yes. 0.3985 0.4896 32147
GTP (100 yuan) Average GTP obtained by the household 3.6594 17.075 32147
PTP (100 yuan) Average PTP obtained by the household 5.1309 15.433 32119
H_income(100 yuan) The household income per capita 49.054 79.292 32119
Gender Dummy- is householder male or female 0.8442 0.3627 32147
Age Age of the householder 50.4394 13.94 32011
Minority Dummy-is householder a minority? 0.0267 0.1613 32147
Migrant Dummy- is householder a migrant? 0.0209 0.1432 32147
Secondedu Dummy- is householder graduated from high school? 0.1609 0.3674 32147
Highedu Dummy-does householder get a bachelor degree(or higher)? 0.0362 0.1867 32147
Job Dummy-does householder have a job? 0.7376 0.44 31732
State Dummy-does householder work in public institutions? 0.235 0.424 32147
Agriculture Dummy-does householder involve in agricultural activities? 0.1153 0.3193 32147
Private Dummy-does householder work in private companies? 0.0664 0.249 32147
Second-job Dummy-does householder have a second job? 0.098 0.3128 32147
Urban Dummy- urban or rural identity? 0.3244 0.4682 32147
Political Dummy- family members work in government? 0.0343 0.182 32147
Fiveg Dummy- household belongs to “the five guarantees”? 0.002 0.0447 32147
Single Dummy- household belongs to “one-child” family? 0.2591 0.4382 32147
Insurance Dummy- does the householder have primary medical insurance? 0.3515 0.4775 32147
Water Dummy-does the household have an access to clean drinking-water 0.6841 0.4649 31874
Toilet Dummy- is there toilet inside the house? 0.3441 0.4751 32129
Hygiene Dummy- is there any excrement around house? 0.8505 0.3565 32129
Car Dummy- does the household own a car? 0.0283 0.1657 32129
Air conditioner Dummy-does the household own an air-conditioner? 0.1072 0.3093 32129
Camera Dummy-does the household own a camera? 0.1079 0.3103 32129
Washer Dummy- does the household own a washing machine? 0.5077 0.4999 32129
Fridge Dummy- does the household own a fridge? 0.3549 0.4785 32128