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Table 1 Past migrants and non-migrants: status quo well-being and futureaspirations

From: Migration and aspirations – are migrants trapped on a hedonic treadmill?

   2000 2007
   Rural Urban Δ Rural Urban Δ
Current subjective well-being Non-migrant 2.80 [10862] 2.98 [10178] 0.19** (0.01) 2.76 [9416] 2.92 [9450] 0.16** (0.01)
Migrant 2.81 [1919] 3.00 [2385] 0.20** (0.02) 2.76 [1887] 2.96 [3287] 0.21** (0.02)
0.01 (0.02) 0.02 (0.02)   0.00 (0.02) 0.05* (0.02)  
Aspiration gap Non-migrant 0.27 [10520] 0.33 [9939] 0.05** (0.01) 0.55 [8991] 0.56 [8907] 0.01 (0.01)
Migrant 0.36 [1841] 0.39 [2325] 0.04 (0.02) 0.64 [1762] 0.66 [3069] 0.02 (0.01)
0.08** (0.01) 0.06** (0.01)   0.09** (0.01) 0.10** (0.01)  
  1. Notes: No of observations in brackets, standard errors in parentheses. **(*) significant at 0.1 % (1 %) level. In 2000, survey respondentswere asked about their aspirations in the next year, whereas in the 2007survey, respondents were asked about aspirations of well-being in a fiveyear horizon. The respondents were asked to imagine a six-step ladder withthe poorest (richest) people on the first (sixth) step, and to state theircurrent as well as their expected future position.