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Table 3 Likelihood of remitting money home

From: Remittances and immigration enforcement

Variables (1) (2) (3)
  Baseline model Added controls, plus regional and time fixed-effects Specification (2) plus U.S. location-specific time trend
287(g) agreements & secure communities −0.260*** −0.298*** −0.260***
(0.098) (0.085) (0.088)
E-Verify mandates 0.355*** 0.021 0.022
(0.028) (0.034) (0.037)
Undocumented 0.112*** 0.051** 0.052***
(0.016) (0.020) (0.020)
Undocumented*287(g) & secure comm. 0.371*** 0.284*** 0.251***
(0.105) (0.090) (0.098)
Undocumented*E-Verify −0.420*** −0.202** −0.181**
(0.088) (0.100) (0.090)
Male   0.161*** 0.154***
  (0.037) (0.036)
Age at last U.S. trip   0.009*** 0.009***
  (0.003) (0.003)
Age at last U.S. trip squared   −9.71e-05*** −9.67e-05***
  (3.24e-05) (3.18e-05)
Married during last U.S. trip   0.008 0.012
  (0.038) (0.037)
Years of schooling   −0.006*** −0.006***
  (0.002) (0.002)
Speaks english well   0.028 0.028
  (0.027) (0.027)
Monthly earnings in the U.S.   −2.91e-06 −2.33e-06
  (4.68e-06) (4.75e-06)
Length of Last U.S. Trip   −0.002*** −0.002***
  (3.18e-04) (3.25e-04)
Length of last U.S. trip squared   4.12e-06*** 3.99e-06***
  (1.11e-06) (1.17e-06)
Lived with relatives or community members   0.045* 0.041*
  (0.032) (0.031)
Participated in sports or social organizations   −0.078*** −0.073***
  (0.029) (0.028)
Communal population   −3.76e-08 −3.97e-08
  (7.22e-08) (7.26e-08)
Municipal population   1.13e-07* 6.71e-08
  (7.43e-08) (7.75e-08)
Observations 6,703 6,703 6,703
R-squared 0.020 0.183 0.194
  1. Notes: All models include a constant term. In addition to the shown regressors, specification (2) contains fixed-effects for the last year in the U.S. and community of origin in Mexico, as well as community of origin time trends. Finally, specification (3) adds U.S. location-specific time trends to the regressors included in specification (2). Standard errors (in parentheses) are clustered at the U.S. county level. ***, **, *denote 1%, 5%, and 10% significance levels at the corresponding one-tail and two-tail tests.