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Table 7 The probability of remitting and the volume of remittances (control variables)

From: The remittance behaviour of Kenyan sibling migrants

Variables Probability of remitting Remittance level
=1 if employed 0.415*** 49,555***
(0.0298) (12,471)
=1 if self-employed 0.268*** 24,387*
(0.0563) (14,351)
=1 if lives with relatives and/or friends −0.0829** 21,568
(0.0388) (22,115)
=1 if migration length is 1 to 3 years 0.0213** 9515***
(0.00968) (3314)
=1 if receives transfers from the household of origin −0.186*** −9110
(0.0433) (16,186)
=1 if located in external destination 0.0335 79,129***
(0.0324) (13,914)
=1 if the head is unemployed −0.100* −12,951
(0.0543) (34,623)
Proportion of children in the household of origin −0.357*** −63,352
(0.137) (38,669)
 =1 if head is maleϮ −0.0776*  
(0.0351)  
Size of the household of originϮ 0.0321***  
(0.0087)  
Birth rank −0.0437*** −724
(0.0105) (4467)
N 1092 542
R-squared   0.235
Pseudo R-squared 0.324  
  1. Notes to the table: (i) *, **, and *** denote statistical significance from zero at the 10, 5, and 1 % levels, respectively using two-tailed tests. (ii) Robust standard errors clustered by the household are reported in parentheses. (iii) Ϯ These variables are not included in the OLS regression model to prevent over-parameterizing the model. The variables were originally used as identification variables in the Heckman selection model and were found to have statistically insignificant effects on the level of remittances sent. (iv) Other variables are included in these models but not shown here in order to conserve space (see text for details)