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Table 1 Job characteristics presented in discrete choice experiment

From: Assessment of interventions to attract and retain health workers in rural Zambia: a discrete choice experiment

Attribute Job attribute levels Offered in rural job Offered in urban job
Salary • Base salary
 • Base salary, plus 20% rural allowance  
 • Base salary, plus 25% rural allowance  
 • Base salary, plus 30% rural allowance  
Educational opportunities • No scholarship after 2 years: guaranteed paid leave after 2 years with no government financial assistance for study
 • 75% scholarship after 3 years: guaranteed paid leave after 3 years with eligibility for (not guaranteed) 75% government scholarship for study  
 • 100% scholarship after 4 years: guaranteed paid leave after 4 years with 100% government scholarship for study guaranteed  
Housing • Basic allowance offered (20% of base salary), but no housing provided
 • Basic housing provided (two bedrooms, outside bathroom, no electricity, water available through bore hole or hand pump)
 • Superior housing provided (three bedrooms, electricity, piped running water, self-contained master bedroom and security reinforcements)
 • Superior allowance offered (30% of base salary), but no housing provided  
Transportation • None: no access to ambulance or utility vehicle
 • Available: reliable access to ambulance and utility vehicle (motorbike/vehicle) for official facility use only
Medical equipment • Inadequate: standard list of medical equipment at health facility not always available
 • Adequate: standard list of medical equipment at health facility always available