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Table 8 Marginal effects using Poisson estimations

From: Jobs and kids: female employment and fertility in China

Variables Marginal effect
Preferred number of children Actual number of children
Estimation model Poisson estimation
Female employment status     
  Not employed (reference)     
  Employed −0.069 (0.040)* −0.119 (0.036)***
Estimation model Poisson estimation with two-stage residual inclusion
Female employment status     
  Not employed (reference)     
  Employed −0.352 (0.165)** −0.498 (0.145)***
Residual from the first stage 0.174 (0.101)* 0.238 (0.091)***
  1. Note: standard deviations are reported in parentheses.
  2. * significant at the 10% level; ** significant at the 5% level; *** significant at the 1% level.