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Table 1 Covariate summary

From: Does affirmative action in Chinese college admissions lead to mismatch? Educational quality and the relative returns to a baccalaureate degree for minorities in China

Variable Mean Standard deviation Number of observations
Annual earningsa 10,663.54 8296.35 3779
Years of labor market experience 19.47 8.79 3779
Maleb .559 .486 3779
Member of communist partyb .291 .454 3779
Employed in manufacturing sectorb .242 .428 3779
Employed in state-owned enterpriseb .321 .467 3779
Graduated from collegeb .255 .436 3779
Graduated from college ranked very goodb .039 .194 2930
Graduated from college ranked goodb .102 .303 3136
Minorityb .034 .181 3779
Intellectual youthb .171 .376 3779
Anhui Provinceb .070 .256 3779
Beijing Provinceb .086 .281 3779
Chongqing Provinceb .046 .209 3779
Gansu Provinceb .064 .244 3779
Guangdong Provinceb .108 .311 3779
Henan Provinceb .104 .306 3779
Hubei Provinceb .099 .298 3779
Liaoning Provinceb .101 .301 3779
Shanxi Provinceb .089 .285 3779
Sichuan Provinceb .068 .252 3779
Yunnan Provinceb .067 .251 3779
  1. Source: 2002 Chinese Household Income Project Series
  2. aAnnual earnings (Yuan) is defined as Total income less the sum of bonuses, allowance/subsidies, price subsidies, local subsidies, living hardship subsidies, and subsidies for minimum living standard
  3. bBinary/dichotomous indicator