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Research Article

Layers of Socioeconomic Vulnerability in Malawi in the Context of the Millennium Development Goals

Table 2

Ordered probit regression analysis of wealth status ranking on selected individual characteristics, Malawi DHS 2010.

VariableCoefficient -statistic

Current marital status
 Never married (r)
Sex of household head
 Male (r) —
Region of residence
 Northern (r) —
 Mainstream Christianity (r) —
 Other Christianity−0.32−20.77*
Formal schooling
 None (r) —
 Some schooling0.5927.02*
LR 2,718.46
Prob 0.000
Log likelihood−35353.10

Number of observations22,814

significant at ; “r”: reference category.

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