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Table 6 Impact of Yigong-daizhen project on migrant labor

From: Do public work schemes deter or encourage outmigration? Empirical evidence from China

  Dependent variable: change of migrant labor (person)
DID (1) DID (2) DID (3) DID (4) DID-PSM
After 46.19*** 41.79*** 32.68*** 46.44*** --
  (1.88) (2.14) (8.45) (7.80)  
Yigong-daizhen 55.71*** 38.16*** 38.68*** 5.85 --
  (11.62) (9.59) (9.62) (9.17)  
After*Yigong-daizhen 40.44*** 40.30*** 36.07*** 38.04*** 12.16*
  (7.96) (7.88) (7.61) (7.77) (7.33)
Village Characteristics      
Net income (log)   −95.39** −41.27 250.25***  
   (41.26) (42.37) (49.25)  
Net income (log) squared   8.24*** 4.2 −19.42***  
   (3.05) (3.14) (3.70)  
Total population (log)   112.41*** 106.97*** 70.76***  
   (5.19) (5.11) (4.23)  
Distance from village to town   0.27 0.17 0.44  
   (0.37) (0.37) (0.37)  
Villagers working in township (person)   0.23 0.19 0.9  
   (1.12) (1.10) (1.07)  
Illiterates (person)   −0.06** −0.06* 0.12  
   (0.03) (0.03) (0.03)  
Access to road (dummy)   17.61*** 18.95*** 2.27  
   (5.34) (5.37) (5.03)  
Control for:      
Types of project No No Yes Yes na
Province FE No No No Yes na
R-squared 0.05 0.32 0.34 0.44 na
N 4858 4858 4858 4858 na
  1. Notes. ***denotes significant at the level 0.01 level; **denotes significant at the 0.05 level; *denotes significant at the 0.1 level. For column 1–4, robust clustered standard errors at the village level are reported in the parentheses; For column 5, bootstrap standard error is reported for the DID-PSM estimator.