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Table 1 Characteristics of sample respondents

From: The impact of agricultural cooperatives membership on the wellbeing of smallholder farmers: empirical evidence from eastern Ethiopia

Variables Nonmembers Members Combined
Mean Std. Err. Mean Std. Err. Mean Std. Err.
Age 36.48 0.98 37.91 1.17 37.17 0.76
Sex 0.84 0.03 0.87 0.03 0.85 0.02
Education 0.30 0.04 0.41 0.04 0.36 0.03
Farming experience 20.36 0.96 18.98 0.90 19.69 0.66
Social responsibility 0.11 0.03 0.64 0.04 0.36 0.03
Land owned 7.55 0.38 8.08 0.41 7.81 0.28
Number of oxen 0.96 0.08 1.36 0.19 1.16 0.10
Off/nonfarm activity 0.09 0.02 0.24 0.04 0.16 0.02
Market information 0.84 0.03 0.79 0.04 0.82 0.03
Market distance 4.45 0.52 5.98 0.70 5.19 0.44
Coop office distance 2.46 0.27 1.57 0.17 2.03 0.16
Livestock in TLU 2.94 0.19 3.99 0.73 3.45 0.37
Family aged delow 16 4.47 0.31 4.34 0.23 4.40 0.20
Family aged above 50 0.27 0.10 0.60 0.12 0.43 0.08
Family size in AE 4.99 0.25 5.26 0.21 5.12 0.16
TLU less oxen 1.98 0.14 2.63 0.56 2.29 0.28
TLU per AE 0.66 0.05 0.79 0.10 0.72 0.05
Land per AE 1.79 0.12 1.78 0.12 1.79 0.09
Babile 0.60 0.04 0.55 0.05 0.58 0.03
Gursum 0.22 0.04 0.21 0.04 0.22 0.03
Fedis 0.18 0.03 0.23 0.04 0.20 0.03