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Table 9 Determinants of change in the amount of allocated NREGS funds

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

Variable Residual change in allocated funds between 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 in a mandal
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Number of rural households 0.000793     
  (0.000594)     
Scheduled caste population   −0.000585    
   (0.000666)    
Scheduled tribe population   0.000171    
   (0.000169)    
Literate population    0.000337   
    (0.000268)   
Number of agricultural laborers     0.000508  
     (0.000733)  
Proportion of mandal level constituencies won by the Indian National Congressa      5.39
      (7.34)
Constant −7.637 4.179 −6.265 −2.967 −3.39
  (6.706) (6.313) (6.052) (6.000) (4.95)
Observations 15 15 15 15 15
R-squared 0.121 0.250 0.108 0.036 0.039
  1. Notes: Standard errors in parentheses. Significant at *10, **5, and ***1 %
  2. aSource: http://www.apsec.gov.in/ELECTIONRESULTS/MPTC%20ELECTED%20RESULTS%202006/mptcs_Electedindex2006.htm