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Table 8 Effect of mother’s work status on her decision-making within household (2SLS)

From: Female labor force participation and child education in India: evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Variable Land Earnings from land Wage activities Earnings from wage activities Business and self-employment Earnings from business and self-employment
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Mother is working 0.840*** 1.046*** 0.908*** 1.404*** 0.733** 1.063**
  (0.248) (0.262) (0.287) (0.384) (0.347) (0.424)
Observations 1881 1908 1498 1472 452 450
Weak identification stat (Kleibergen-Paap rk Wald F) 8.282 9.707 4.151 3.370 3.560 7.340
Stock-Yogo weak identification test critical values 8.18 (15 %) 8.18 (15 %) 5.45 (25 %) 5.45 (25 %) 5.45 (25 %) 6.40 (20 %)
Over-identification stat (Hansen J) 0.00957 0.304 1.220 0.731 0.0469 0.0605
Over-identification p value 0.922 0.581 0.269 0.393 0.829 0.806
  1. Notes: Robust standard errors clustered at the community level in parentheses. Significant at *10, **5, and ***1 %. Other control variables include the following: mother’s age, mother’s age squared, mother’s highest grade passed, number of sons and daughters in the age group of 0–5, 6–14, and 15 or above (separately), household size, number of males in the age group 16–60, average age of household members, household income, land owned by household, household’s asset index, religion, caste, whether the district is a NREGS phase 1 district, and mandal level total night lights in 2006. Instruments as mentioned in Table 5