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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Does quality matter in determining child care prices? Evidence from private child care provision in Turkey

  Variable Type Mean Standard deviation Range
Dependent variable Monthly price Continuous 784.133 364.158 21–1600
Log monthly price Continuous 6.544 0.541 3.045–7.378
Standardized quality scores Overall quality score Continuous 0 1 − 8.687–0.310
Infrastructure quality score Continuous 0 1 − 8.798–0.259
Curriculum and materials quality score Continuous 0 1 − 4.410–0.848
Human resources quality score Continuous 0 1 − 9.074–1.070
Other control variables Center is accredited with MoNE Dummy (0/1) 0.699 0.46 0–1
Age of the center Continuous 7.343 5.969 0–40
Total enrollment in a school Continuous 57.757 42.312 3–340
Number of hours the center is open on a Monday Continuous 9.993 1.244 7–12
Center provides service for extended hours Dummy (0/1) 0.029 0.168 0–1
Number of weeks the center operates in a year Continuous 43.335 6.648 18–48
Center provides free transportation Dummy (0/1) 0.127 0.334 0–1
High neighborhood welfare Dummy (0/1) 0.405 0.492 0–1
Medium neighborhood welfare Dummy (0/1) 0.555 0.498 0–1
Low neighborhood welfare Dummy (0/1) 0.04 0.198 0–1
Province: Denizli Dummy (0/1) 0.064 0.245 0–1
Province: Eskisehir Dummy (0/1) 0.092 0.291 0–1
Province: Gaziantep Dummy (0/1) 0.116 0.321 0–1
Province: Istanbul Dummy (0/1) 0.584 0.494 0–1
Province: Samsun Dummy (0/1) 0.145 0.353 0–1
Observations    173 173  
  1. Prices are in Turkish Lira (TRY)