Table 2: Definition and summary statistics for independent variables.

NameDefinitionMeanbSt. Dev.

AgeaAge in years30.35(14.9)
EducationaNumber of years of formal schooling6.83(4.7)
IncomeMonthly family income in 1000s of Taka7.57(10.3)
Male = 1 if male54.6
Married = 1 if married57.2
Muslim = 1 if religion is Islam78.4
Father use = 1 if father uses tobacco54.0
Mother use = 1 if mother uses tobacco65.1
Region = 1 if Rangpur resident,
= 0 if Chittagong resident
49.7
Urban = 1 if urban resident38.0
Agriservice = 1 if agriculture labor or service occupation23.2
Self-employed = 1 if self-employed or household chores30.7
Student = 1 if student26.8
Other = 1 if business or other occupations (control)19.3

aIn implementation, we also include age squared and education squared.
bThe means for binary variables are in percentage.