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Table 7 Impact of Yigong-daizhen project on migrant (by income quartiles)

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

  Dependent variable: number of migrant labor (person)
DID (1) DID (2) DID (3) DID (4)
  Lowest quartile by net income in 1997 (N = 1214)
After *Yigong-daizhen 1.91 0.81 −4.50 −4.09
  (5.45) (5.63) (5.97) (5.87)
  Second lowest quartile by net income in 1997 (N = 1236)
After *Yigong-daizhen 33.63** 32.83** 25.87 33.85**
  (13.52) (13.40) (15.86) (15.86)
  Second highest quartile by net income in 1997 (N = 1200)
After *Yigong-daizhen 79.70*** 74.52*** 38.08** 57.22***
  (15.69) (15.74) (16.29) (15.29)
  Highest quartile by net income in 1997 (N = 1206)
After *Yigong-daizhen 48.83** 48.67** 46.76** 48.09**
  (23.80) (22.15) (21.05) (21.51)
Control for:     
Two main effects for Diff-in-Diff Yes Yes Yes Yes
Village level controls No Yes Yes Yes
Types of project No No Yes Yes
Province FE No No No Yes
  1. Notes. ***denotes significant at the level 0.01 level; **denotes significant at the 0.05 level; *denotes significant at the 0.1 level. Robust clustered standard errors at the village level are reported in the parentheses. The specifications are the same as reported in Table 6.