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Table 2 Descriptive statistics

From: The informal power configuration of local government and economic development policy in China

Variables OBS Mean SD Min Max
Annual growth rate of per capita industrial output value from 1978–1998 (%) 58 12.18 2.30 8.13 17.08
Annual growth rate of per capita industrial output value from 1952–1998 (%) 58 12.09 2.22 5.41 17.96
Per capita non-state-owned industrial output value in 1998 58 19628.17 13961.54 1184.39 48343.86
Per capita non-state-owned and non-foreign-invested industrial output value in 1998 58 18495.25 13062.47 1168.37 45558.35
Strength of local guerrillas (1 = strong, 0 = weak) 58 0.63 0.48 0 1
Liberated by guerrilla (1 = yes, 0 = no) 58 0.29 0.46 0 1
Liberated by field armies from Shandong (1 = yes, 0 = no) 58 0.47 0.50 0 1
Population in 1952 (10,000) 58 28.56 16.15 4.06 79.22
Per capita arable land in 1952 (hectare/10.000) 58 982.58 309.87 148.00 1705.00
Per capita industrial output value in 1952 (Yuan, in 1998 price) 58 98.70 77.48 15.38 458.22
Per capita industrial output value in 1978 (Yuan,in 1998 price) 58 611.61 316.54 49.59 1507.66
Number of chinshihs in Ming and Qing Dynasties 58 70.97 108.63 0 640
Average altitude (m) 58 278.87 209.17 3.00 877.00
Share of flat ground in total county area (%) 58 21.90 19.15 0.00 91.67
Length of coastline (km) 58 40.25 88.32 0 494.92
Distance to Shanghai (km) 58 262.03 108.00 51.15 456.75