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Table 4 Language and preference for self-employment

From: Economic behavior of indigenous peoples: the Mexican case

  Self-employed with no hired workers Self-employed with hired workers
Total Secondary sector Total
Total sample Rural sample, 6 States Total sample Rural sample, 6 states Total sample
Observed mean 0.223 0.464 0.132 0.473 0.029
Results of Logit regressionsa
 Estimated mean 0.183 0.348 0.100 0.575 0.016
 Personal information, environment and economic sector, see Table 3
  Group 1
   Tlapanecs 0.176* 0.198* 0.125* 0.125* −0.019*
   Tzeltals 0.245* 0.307* 0.185* 0.129* −0.003*
   Tzotzils 0.245* 0.231* 0.255* 0.291* −0.003*
   Chols −0.005 −0.084* 0.093* −0.208* −0.026*
  Group 2
   Huastecs 0.043* 0.176* −0.031*
   Mixes 0.127* 0.029* 0.241* 0.256* −0.010*
   Mazatecs 0.089* 0.027* 0.200* 0.104* −0.005*
   Chinantecs 0.046* −0.156* 0.179* −0.182* −0.010*
   Mixtecs 0.133* 0.028* 0.208* 0.155* −0.020*
   Nahuas 0.071* 0.140* 0.112* 0.289* −0.005*
   Totonacs 0.045* 0.092* −0.016*
  Group 3
   Purépechas 0.190* 0.170* −0.003*
   Zapotecs 0.198* 0.106* 0.278* 0.264* −0.015*
   Mayas 0.019* −0.089* 0.073* −0.134* −0.006*
   Otomies 0.047* 0.097* −0.004*
   Mazahuas 0.037* 0.061* −0.021*
 Number of observations 3,662,999 886,966 477,242 70,786 3,662,999
 \( Pr\left( {\beta_{1} = \beta_{2} = \cdots = 0} \right) \)b 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 R2 (Nagelkerke) 0.14 0.24 0.26 0.24 0.13
  1. Source: The table was created with data from INEGI 2010
  2. * Indicates that the parameter is 95 % significant
  3. aThe values are the marginal effects with respect to estimated mean or response probability when the characteristic applies
  4. b\( Pr\left( {\beta_{1} = \beta_{2} = \cdots = 0} \right) \) refers to the probability that all the parameters concerning the indigenous communities are not significantly different from zero, in which the value of the cell is the p value of the test