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Table 5 Quantile regression results for the price equation with province dummies

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

  Quantile of prices
Variables Q(0.10) Q(0.25) Q(0.50) Q(0.75) Q(0.90)
Infrastructure Quality Score 0.168 0.347** 0.020 0.099 0.001
  (0.146) (0.170) (0.146) (0.110) (0.112)
Curriculum and Materials Quality Score − 0.034 − 0.049 − 0.011 − 0.034 0.009
  (0.077) (0.060) (0.047) (0.037) (0.039)
HR Quality Score 0.001 − 0.077 − 0.014 − 0.056 − 0.022
  (0.100) (0.083) (0.047) (0.038) (0.040)
Center is accredited by MoNE − 0.112 0.106 0.104 0.190* 0.279***
  (0.134) (0.137) (0.115) (0.112) (0.098)
Age of the center − 0.028 − 0.002 0.002 − 0.002 0.002
  (0.019) (0.016) (0.008) (0.007) (0.007)
Total enrollment in a school − 0.002 0.001 − 0.000 − 0.001 − 0.002**
  (0.002) (0.002) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001)
Number of hours the center is open on a Monday 0.049 0.037 0.047 0.011 − 0.028
  (0.043) (0.050) (0.036) (0.033) (0.038)
Center provides service for extended hours 0.433 0.631* 0.356 0.222 0.202
  (0.312) (0.381) (0.253) (0.226) (0.274)
Number of weeks the center operates in a year 0.011 0.001 0.008 0.000 − 0.008
  (0.012) (0.010) (0.007) (0.007) (0.007)
Center provides free transportation − 0.099 − 0.144 − 0.103 − 0.150 − 0.298***
  (0.201) (0.178) (0.126) (0.101) (0.091)
High neighborhood welfare 0.757** 0.723*** 0.650*** 0.605** 0.510
  (0.333) (0.273) (0.223) (0.304) (0.461)
Medium neighborhood welfare 0.379 0.270 0.044 0.119 0.125
  (0.321) (0.276) (0.240) (0.317) (0.470)
Province: Denizli − 0.493* − 0.680** − 0.524** − 0.302 − 0.451**
  (0.297) (0.304) (0.256) (0.209) (0.182)
Province: Eskisehir − 0.237 − 0.535* − 0.171 − 0.140 − 0.040
  (0.249) (0.288) (0.203) (0.154) (0.149)
Province: Gaziantep − 0.397 − 0.365 − 0.347 − 0.110 − 0.079
  (0.253) (0.234) (0.212) (0.206) (0.163)
Province: Samsun − 0.321** − 0.267* − 0.164 − 0.118 0.084
  (0.162) (0.147) (0.132) (0.146) (0.123)
Constant 5.061*** 5.466*** 5.591*** 6.383*** 7.294***
  (0.780) (0.943) (0.538) (0.606) (0.835)
Number of observations 173 173 173 173 173
Pseudo R2 0.373 0.246 0.308 0.402 0.355
  1. Bootstrapped standard errors are in parentheses *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1
  2. “Low neighborhood welfare” and “Province: Istanbul” are omitted categories. Q(0.10), Q(0.25), Q(0.50), Q(0.75) and Q(0.90) represent 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 and 0.90 quantiles, respectively