Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Who wants to work in a rural health post? The role of intrinsic motivation, rural background and faith-based institutions in Ethiopia and Rwanda

Pieter Serneels, Jose G Montalvo, Gunilla Pettersson, Tomas Lievens, Jean Damascene Butera & Aklilu Kidanu

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 342-349

Table 2. Results from ordinary least-squares and interval regression analysis of determinants of rural reservation wagesa among nursing and medical students in Rwanda, 2008

Variable Ordinary least-squares analysisb
Interval regressionsb
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2
3
4
5
6
RC SE RC SE RC SE RC SE RC SE RC SE
HELPPOOR −0.230** 0.104 −0.236** 0.101 −0.240** 0.106 −0.302** 0.141 −0.309** 0.139 −0.306** 0.140
HHEXP 0.042* 0.024 0.020 0.028 0.023 0.026 0.049* 0.026 0.026 0.031 0.027 0.029
TSCORE 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.002 0.003 0.003
AGE 0.007 0.004 0.006 0.004 0.010** 0.004 0.007 0.005 0.006 0.005 0.010** 0.005
FEMALE 0.001 0.050 −0.036 0.047 −0.050 0.046 −0.011 0.057 −0.055 0.053 −0.072 0.052
DISTANCE −0.001* 0.001 −0.002** 0.001 −0.002** 0.001 −0.002** 0.001
KIGALI 0.027 0.051 0.027 0.049 0.000 0.055 0.004 0.053
ADVENTIST −0.228*** 0.074 −0.094 0.088 −0.323*** 0.091 −0.135 0.103
RURWEXP −0.132*** 0.046 −0.150*** 0.051
OBLIGATION 0.058 0.045 0.073 0.049
ADV × RURWEXP × OBLIGc −0.268** 0.109 −0.403** 0.161
DOCTOR 0.281** 0.120 0.278** 0.113 0.211* 0.118 0.310** 0.145 0.310** 0.134 0.242* 0.138
R2 0.59 0.62 0.65

*P < 0.1; **P < 0.05; ***P < 0.01.

RC, regression coefficient; SE, robust standard error.

a The dependent variable is the natural log of the reported rural reservation wage.

b All regressions include a constant term and controls for year of study and for respondents with rural reservation wages greater than the highest wage offer.

c ADV × RURWEXP × OBLIG indicates that a respondent has rural work experience, an obligation to work or repay funding received, and is Adventist.

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