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Table 7 Description of explanatory variables used in multinomial logit model.

From: Determinants of rural livelihood diversification strategies among Chewaka resettlers’ communities of southwestern Ethiopia

Variables Description of explanatory variables Nature Expected sign
SEX Sex of the household head (1 if male; 0 otherwise) Dummy  +
AGE Age of the household head in years Continuous
LIVSTK Total livestock owned by the household in TLU Continuous
HHSZ Total household size of the household in adult equivalent Continuous  +
LANDSZ Land holding size of the household in hectare Continuous
MKTD Distance of household’s home from the market in hour Continuous
EDUST Educational status of the household (1 if literate; 0 illiterate) Dummy  +
CRDT Access to credit services(1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy  +
FERTLZ Chemical fertilizer use of the household (1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy  +
EXTCON Frequency of extension agent contact with household in a year Continuous  +
INCOM Total annual income of the household head in Birr Continuous  +
ISEED Household use of improved seed (1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy
AGRECO Agro-ecology where household lives (1 if highland; 0 lowland) Dummy  +
MCOOP Household membership in cooperative (1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy  + 
TRAIN Access to agricultural training (1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy  + 
LEADR Household participation in local leadership (1 if yes; 0 otherwise) Dummy  +