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Table 3 Matched analysis of the effects of the living wage factory on consumption

From: The impact of a private sector living wage intervention on consumption and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a middle income country

  Treatment Effect Standard error T-statistic p-value
Diet
 Healthy carbohydrates -0.0030 0.20 0.015 0.99
 Vegetables 0.20 0.19 1.1 0.29
 Fruits -0.11 0.20 0.52 0.60
 Protein 0.67 0.20 3.3 <0.001
 Dairy 0.83 0.20 4.2 <0.001
 Soda and juice 0.46 0.16 2.8 0.0047
 Sugars 0.27 0.11 2.5 0.013
Services spending
 School fees (RD$) 2177 1436 1.5 0.13
Consumable spending
 Grocery/supermarket (RD$) 59795 16204 3.7 <0.001
 Prepared food (RD$) -5826 6491 0.90 0.37
 Other food (RD$) 10778 8563 1.3 0.21
 School materials (RD$) 2125 68356 0.031 0.975
 Transportation (RD$) -6577 22300 0.29 0.768
Durable good spending
 Furniture/appliances (RD$) 9732 1615 6.0 <0.001
 Car/motorcycle (RD$) -4731 4707 1.0 0.31
 Computer (RD$) 2265 848 2.7 0.0075
 Property (RD$) 4687 4134 1.1 0.25
 Home repair (RD$) 12528 4881 2.6 0.010
  1. Table notes: Dietary measures are frequency of consumption (number of times per week) Z-scored so treatment effect is in terms of standard deviation. Services, consumable and durable good spending treatment effects are presented as a difference between the mean in the treatment factory and the mean of the control factory. RD$ is Dominican pesos. At the time of the study the exchange rate was 1 US dollar to 38 RD$; 1 Euro to 49 RD$; 1 British Pound to 57 RD$