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Table 4 List of variables

From: Can the strategy of “mediate first” reduce collective labor disputes?—An empirical test based on province-level panel data from 1999 to 2011

Variables Obs Mean Std Min Max
Average involved workers per collective dispute case accepted by arbitration institution (Ln) 371 3.15 0.75 0.56 5.62
Proportion of collective dispute cases accepted by arbitration institution (Ln) 371 −3.24 0.97 −6.35 -0.25
Mediatory capacity of labor arbitration institutions 302 0.49 0.14 0.15 0.88
Appeal rate of labor arbitration by workers (Ln) 366 2.26 1.34 −2.81 6.14
Ratio of social-security disputes to payment disputes (Ln) 355 0.02 0.91 −4.80 2.18
Expenditure on political and legal affairs per capita (Ln) 355 4.99 0.74 2.83 7.19
Coverage of enterprise mediation committees 371 13.85 11.26 0.18 6.04
GDP per capita (Ln) 372 9.52 0.67 7.88 11.10
FDI dependency 372 0.03 0.02 0.00 0.10
Scale of urban labor 372 61.33 426.16 22.56 2601.89
Marketization of labor 372 0.54 0.15 0.21 0.86
Ratio of employees in secondary industries to those in tertiary industries 371 0.70 0.26 0.26 1.47
Unemployment rate 371 3.71 0.70 0.80 6.50
Ratio of resident population to registered population 372 1.03 0.12 0.82 1.65