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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Social-family network and self-employment: evidence from temporary rural–urban migrants in China

VARIABLES Mean Std. Dev.
Self-employed 0.195 0.397
Number of friends 16.19 24.37
Number of relatives 12.52 12.38
Number of friends & relatives 28.71 32.30
Total number of people greeted 28.52 30.92
People greeted who are living in urban areas 13.43 24.53
Male 0.689 0.463
Age 30.36 10.21
Years of schooling 9.290 2.379
Married 0.534 0.499
Number of children 0.758 0.882
Years since first migrated out of rural area 7.640 6.451
Log distance from home province when first migrated out of rural area 3.146 3.428
Whether stayed within home province when first migrated out of rural area 0.482 0.500
  1. The statistics in the table are based on the sample that includes all household heads aged between 16 and 70 and excludes all household heads with a number of total contacts above the 99th percentile (larger than 200). There are a total of 4,442 observations in this sample.