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Table 5 Comparison of the preferences of para-teachers and standard students Logit estimates of DCE model

From: Preferences and skills of Indian public sector teachers

  [1] [2] [3]
Contract attributes Full sample Full sample Para only
Pay (1000 Rs.) .127 [.017]** .124 [.020]** .091 [.033]**
Location: Village/Small town .569 [.148]** .798 [.173]** .266 [.294]
Location: Home village / town .989 [.153]** 1.264 [.181]** .104 [.286]
Location: District Capital area .464 [.151]** .892 [.178]** -.159 [.293]
Contract: Permanent with rotation .518 [.106]** .594 [.124]** 1.136 [.207]**
Contract: Permanent .748 [.157]** .789 [.186]** 1.112 [.304]**
Transfers: Based on merit .921 [.117]** .961 [.139]** .623 [.222]**
Small class size -.005 [.092] -.067 [.108] -.090 [.179]
Para x Pay (1000 Rs.) -.014 [.016] -.017 [.017]   
Para x Village/Small town -.071 [.137] .064 [.147]   
Para x Home village / town -.310 [.138]* -.155 [.148]   
Para x District Capital area -.487 [.139]** -.236 [.149]   
Para x Permanent with rotation -.036 [.097] .002 [.105]   
Para x Permanent -.084 [.144] -.068 [.154]   
Para x Based on merit -.339 [.107]** -.325 [.115]**  
Para x Small class size -.067 [.085] -.104 [.091]   
Female x Pay (1000 Rs.)      -.058 [.020]**
Female x Village/Small town      .316 [.172]
Female x Home village / town      .385 [.169]*
Female x District Capital area      .099 [.173]
Female x Permanent with rotation      -.513 [.122]**
Female x Permanent      -.360 [.177]*
Female x Based on merit      .196 [.131]
Female x Small class size      .280 [.106]**
Rural x Pay (1000 Rs.)    .006 [.016]   
Rural x Village/Small town    -.343 [.133]**   
Rural x Home village / town    -.406 [.140]**   
Rural x District Capital area    -.643 [.137]**   
Rural x Permanent with rotation    -.111 [.095]   
Rural x Permanent    -.053 [.144]   
Rural x Based on merit    -.052 [.108]   
Rural x Small class size    .096 [.084]   
Additional Controls Yes Yes Yes
Individuals ; Responses 671 ; 7843 671 ; 7843 266 ; 3050
  1. **,*: significant at the 1% and 5% levels respectively. Rural = dummy for rural origin (home location). In columns [1] and [2], the additional controls are dummy variables for teaching experience, for having children and for a MSc degree. In column [3] the additional variables are dummy variables for teaching experience, for having children, for a MSc degree and SC/ST/OBC. Omitted category for Location is ‘Remote village’, for Contract ‘Fixed term 7-year contract’, and for Transfers ‘Based on connections/influence’.