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 3. Results from ordinary least-squares and interval regression analysis of determinants of rural reservation wagesa among nursing and medical students in Ethiopia (2005) and Rwanda (2008)

Variable Ordinary least-squares analysisb
Interval regressionb
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2
3
4
RC SE RC SE RC SE RC SE
HELPPOOR −0.153*** 0.042 −0.179*** 0.043 −0.230*** 0.065 −0.236*** 0.067
HHEXP 0.000 0.000 −0.000 0.000 −0.000 0.000 −0.000 0.000
TSCORE −0.001 0.002 −0.001 0.002 −0.001 0.003 −0.001 0.003
FEMALE 0.047 0.033 0.007 0.035 −0.017 0.047 −0.038 0.049
AGE 0.000 0.004 −0.000 0.004 −0.003 0.005 −0.003 0.005
DISTANCE −0.001 0.001 −0.001 0.001
KIGALI −0.012 0.067 −0.022 0.082
ADDIS 0.086** 0.041 −0.044 0.070
ADVENTIST −0.291*** 0.100 −0.395*** 0.129
CATHOLIC −0.074 0.050 −0.115* 0.070
PROTESTANT −0.074* 0.040 −0.123** 0.054
DOCTOR 0.694*** 0.029 0.640*** 0.033 0.710*** 0.041 0.662*** 0.045
R2 0.76 0.77

*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 a dummy variable for Ethiopia.

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