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Table 9 Results of the balancing tests of covariates using the kernel matching estimator

From: Impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion on livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral households of Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia

Variables Before matching (450) After matching (440)
Treated Control t value Treated Control t value
N = (250) N = (200) N = (240) N = (200)
AGEHH 42.490 38.580 3.690*** 42.032 43.368 −1.220
SEXHH 0.881 0 .820 1.720* 0.871 0.890 −0.570
EDUHH 0.198 0.340 −3.240*** 0.204 0.321 −0.120
DISROAD 1.840 2.475 −1.920* 1.806 1.552 0.770
FARMEXPHH 26.109 20.135 6.200*** 25.317 26.357 −0.990
TOTHH 6.302 6.270 2.560** 6.274 6.856 −0.130
DEPENRATIO 1.149 1.428 −2.680*** 1.146 1.261 −1.160
TOTALAND 2.621 2.1475 2.070** 2.534 3.0487 −1.560
TLU 5.033 4.610 2.310** 4.788 4.661 0.400
IRRGTN 0.089 0.280 −5.080*** 0.0914 0.114 −0.720
CREDITACC 0.411 0.340 1.470 0.362 0.325 0.680
SAFTYNT 0.644 0.510 2.730*** 0.577 0.535 0.740
DRTEF 0.698 0.950 −7.000*** 0.731 0.653 1.640
  1. Source: own estimation result
  2. *, ** and *** means significant at 1%, 5% and 10% probability levels, respectively