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Table 5 - Appendix Summary of variables used in the computation homestead socio-economic status asset index from the first principal component

From: Wealth, mother's education and physical access as determinants of retail sector net use in rural Kenya

  Homestead wealth asset index
Variable Bondo Greater Kisii Kwale Makueni
Ownership of livestock     
   1. Number of cows 0.03643 0.00758 0.00102 0.05416
   2. Number of shoats 0.02725 0.00068 0.00039 0.01281
   3. Number of donkeys 0.06534 0.02683 -0.02545 0.238
   4. Number of chickens 0.01076 0.00335 0.00152 0.01937
   5. Number of ducks 0.03485 0.06381 0.01872 0.10848
Homestead head (HH) education level     
   6. No education 0 0 0 -0.02969
   7. Primary incomplete 0.15034 0.07051 0.26061 0
   8. Primary complete 0.25688 0.1982 0.30905 0.08034
   9. Secondary incomplete 0.52292 0.29959 0.75045 0.26142
   10. Secondary complete 0.52199 0.4678 0.59016 0.4856
   11. More than secondary 0.80864 0.99121 1.00338 0.82009
   12. Vocational 0.95369 0.5123 0.26627 0.04142
HH main source of income     
   13. Works for pay 0.29333 0.90787 0.5955 0.63684
   14. Receives income from spouse/other members 0 0.89863 0.51623 0.69438
   15. Unpaid on family business/farm -0.08096 0 0 0
   16. Unemployed -0.0818 0.21042 0.49894 0.41075
   17. Economically inactive NA NA 0.41792 -0.0899
Housing quality     
   18. Persons per room -0.03557 -0.05222 -0.05609 -0.13932
   19. Owns land 0 0 0 0
   20. Pays rent 0.45241 3.08815 0.41014 0.30171
   21. No rent with owners consent 0.00688 1.50068 0.13849 -0.39251
   22. Squatters 0.12971   0.0889 -0.65033
   23. Owns bicycle 0.32374 0.1252 0.10902 0.14899
   24. Owns motorcycle 0.97494 1.05757 0.24656 0.94915
   25. Owns car or truck 0.71466 0.80907 1.23296 0.76588
   26. Owns radio 0.28078 0.23943 0.19993 0.29401
   27. Owns TV 0.80305 0.45529 1.03836 0.7559
   28. Owns video 1.10786 1.26776 1.70521 1.10841
   29. Owns refrigerator 1.51161 1.62935 2.04028 1.2577
   30. Uses electricity 1.02303 1.76088 1.44804 NA
   31. Uses solar power 1.12061 0.45853 1.09095 0.96362
   32. Uses flush toilets 1.37463 1.28983 1.42158 1.04173
   33. Uses pit latrines 0.43992 0.19288 0.41397 0.50787
   34. Owns a phone 0.83599 0.48605 0.77271 0.67088
   35. House has stone walls 1.60088 0 0.8332 0
   36. House has clay walls 0 -1.61829 -0.63197 -1.20917
   37. House has other type wall 1.15311 NA -0.0602 -0.34895
   38. House has stone floor 1.53363 1.62473 1.80454 1.28434
   39. House has earth floor 0 0 0 0
   40. House has other type of floor 0.89276 0.81848 1.1128 0.82777
   41. House has tiled roof 1.10627 0.64139 1.01052 -0.07224
   42. House has iron sheets roof 0.87779 0 1.10361 0
   43. House has grass roof 0 -0.60852 0 -1.24814
   44. Uses electricity, gas or kerosene 0.50503 1.89105 2.67614 0
   45. Uses charcoal 1.0706 2.80889 3.17585 0.40986
   46. Uses wood 0 0 0 -1.05246
  1. * These are continuous variables. All other variables have a yes/no response
  2. NA – refers to variables that were dropped due to zero variance.
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