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Table 3 Description of the variables used in Logit model

From: Brain drain of agriculture and veterinary graduates to abroad: evidence from Nepal

Variables Description Observation Overall Brain drain (n = 43) Non-brain drain (n = 358) Mean difference
AGE Age of respondent (year) 394 25.47 28.28 25.14 3.14***
GENDER Gender of the respondent (male = 1, otherwise 0) 392 0.63 0.69 0.62 0.07
HHSIZE Total family member in household 400 5.38 5.25 5.40 − 0.15
MARITAL Marital status of the respondent (married = 1, otherwise 0) 392 0.29 0.51 0.26 0.25***
OCCUPATION Major occupation of the household head (agriculture = 1, otherwise 0) 401 0.31 0.30 0.32 − 0.02
EDU_MOTHER Mother’s education (literate = 1, otherwise 0) 401 0.85 0.86 0.84 0.02
INCOME_HH Total annual HH Income (NRs.) (natural log transformation) 379 10.63 10.78 10.61 0.17
MIGRATION_HH Family member’s migration status (migrated = 1, otherwise 0) 381 0.22 0.42 0.19 0.23***
  1. Mean difference is based on t statistics
  2. ***p ≤ 0.01
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