Table 2

Coefficients from probit model for willingness to pay or volunteer for community safety

VariablesWould volunteer to be a crossing guardWould attend neighbourhood meeting to discuss safetyWould pay money to fund for speed bumpsWould attend a workshop on community safety
†Bids (expressed in hours for columns A, B, and D and dollars for column C) were randomly assigned to subjects. See text for details. Dummy variables for school neighbourhood included in all models. *Z statistics given in parentheses: * p<0.05, **p<0.01.
Number703703699701
Pseudo-r20.0610.1350.1710.074
Bid†0.002 (−4.740)**−0.016 (−4.990)**−0.011 (−7.180)**−0.015 (−1.510)
Distrust of the strategy−0.039 (−0.280)−0.617 (−2.580)**−0.935 (−5.920)**−0.529 (−2.850)**
Annual income
(\$1000 dollars)−0.005 (−1.630)−0.004 (−1.290)0.002 (0.460)0.000 (−0.060)
Age of the child−0.051 (−1.850)−0.078 (−2.200)*−0.055 (−1.590)−0.026 (−0.860)
Whether child was a boy−0.009 (−0.090)0.031 (0.240)0.094 (0.730)0.162 (1.430)
Number of hours volunteering last month0.003 (0.980)0.006 (1.080)−0.003 (−0.910)0.006 (1.380)
Perceives high likelihood of pedestrian injury0.071 (0.480)0.371 (1.640)0.113 (0.620)0.151 (0.870)
Perceives neighbourhood solidarity0.110 (0.990)0.299 (2.010)*0.368 (2.660)**0.381 (3.050)**
Perceives heavy neighbourhood traffic−0.261 (−2.370)*−0.075 (−0.520)0.226 (1.630)0.025 (0.200)
Highest grade completed by parent−0.044 (−1.410)−0.083 (−2.230)*−0.002 (−0.040)−0.053 (−1.600)
Constant1.855 (4.100)**3.288 (5.850)**1.521 (2.620)**1.727 (3.520)**