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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of household shocks

From: Economic consequences of ill-health for households in northern rural India

  Probability Concentration index Standard error Average cost Expected cost Perceived severe Recovered
  Proportion    Multiples of monthly food expenditures Proportion Proportion
Illness or death 0.338 0.003 0.022 5.79 1.955 0.367 0.246
Natural disaster 0.511 0.198 0.042 17.1 8.737 0.534 0.212
Crop, livestock disease 0.076 0.01 0.015 5.445 0.413 0.374 0.304
Job loss/no salary 0.023 −0.025 0.01 7.145 0.163 0.329 0.457
Fall in sale price 0.023 0.011 0.007 6.111 0.142 0.501 0.354
Rise input price 0.013 0.006 0.005 13.833 0.178 0.254 0.205
Conflict 0.013 0.009 0.004 5.167 0.065 0.253 0.084
Wedding 0.076 0.013 0.013 41.203 3.114 0.582 0.12
  1. Notes: Probability of shock occurring, concentration index and standard error, average and expected cost (in multiples of household monthly food spending), perceived severity and recovery.