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Farmers’ Satisfaction of Rural Facilities and Its Influencing Indicators: A Case Study of Sichuan, China

Table 3

Variable definition.

VariableVariable definition

Total satisfaction0 = dissatisfied, 1 = satisfied

Gender1 = female, 9 = male

Age1 = over 60 years, 2.6 = from 50 to 60 years, 4.2 = from 40 to 50 years, 5.8 = from 30 to 40 years, 7.4 = from 20 to 30 years, 9 = less than 20 years

Family top education1 = primary school, 2.6 = junior high school, 4.2 = high school, 5.8 = Bachelor’s, 7.4 = Master’s, 9 = Doctorate

Family size1 = more than 5 people, 3.67 = 5 people, 6.33 = 4 people, 9 = less than 4 people

Family structure1 = ordinary family, 5 = party family, 9 = cadre family

Annual income1 = less than 50,000 Yuan, 3.67 = from 50,000 to 100,000 Yuan, 6.33 = from 100,000 to 200,000 Yuan, 9 = over 200,000 Yuan

Village type1 = ordinary village, 3.67 = township resident, 6.33 = combination of urban and rural areas, 9 = both township resident and a combination of urban and rural areas

Distance from village to county1 = more than 100 km, 2.6 = from 50 to 100 km, 4.2 = from 30 to 50 km, 5.8 = from 20 to 30 km, 7.4 = from 10 to 20 km, 9 = less than 10 km

Infrastructure satisfaction1 = very dissatisfied, 3 = dissatisfied, 5 = moderate, 7 = satisfied, 9 = very satisfied

Infrastructure compared that with 5 years ago1 = worse, 3.67 = almost no change, 6.33 = having certain improvement, 9 = much better

Village infrastructure compared with neighboring villages1 = one of the worst, 3 = worse than medium, 5 = medium, 7 = better than medium, 9 = one of the best

Infrastructure charges1 = no charge, 2.6 = very cheap, 4.2 = cheap, 5.8 = suitable, 7.4 = expensive, 9 = very expensive

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