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Table 1 Logistic regression of international migration desire on SWB using individual level data

From: International migration desires related to subjective well-being

  International migration desire
  Model 1 (based on the Cantril question) Model 2 (based on the life satisfaction question)
Variables Coefficient Robust SE Pred. Prob. Coefficient Robust SE Pred. Prob.
Subjective well-being       
0    25.4%    30.3%
1 -0.106* 0.058 23.5% -0.006 0.191 30.1%
2 -0.250*** 0.053 21.0% -0.335* 0.185 23.7%
3 -0.321*** 0.050 19.8% -0.316** 0.154 24.0%
4 -0.424*** 0.049 18.3% -0.450*** 0.111 21.7%
5 -0.542*** 0.051 16.6% -0.644*** 0.134 18.6%
6 -0.653*** 0.055 15.1% -0.838*** 0.144 15.8%
7 -0.696*** 0.056 14.5% -0.923*** 0.136 14.7%
8 -0.839*** 0.061 12.8% -1.009*** 0.132 13.7%
9 -0.896*** 0.069 12.2% -1.264*** 0.157 10.9%
10 -0.756*** 0.067 13.8% -1.119*** 0.148 12.4%
Log (Household Income) -0.009 0.009   -0.006 0.019  
Relatives or Friends Abroad       
No    13.8%    14.3%
Yes 0.689*** 0.026 24.1% 0.528*** 0.055 22.0%
Marital Status       
Single/Never married    20.2%    21.0%
Married -0.393*** 0.025 14.6% -0.501*** 0.070 13.9%
Separated -0.097** 0.041 18.7% -0.083 0.126 19.7%
Divorced -0.022 0.034 19.9% 0.019 0.112 20.7%
Widowed -0.543*** 0.044 12.9% -0.429*** 0.119 14.8%
Domestic partner -0.181*** 0.031 17.5% -0.219*** 0.078 17.6%
Education up to 8 years    14.8%    14.4%
9-15 years of education 0.208*** 0.023 17.6% 0.206*** 0.063 17.1%
a 4-year college degree 0.257*** 0.040 18.3% 0.249*** 0.086 17.7%
Gender       
Male    18.2%    17.1%
Female -0.245*** 0.028 14.8% -0.131*** 0.031 15.3%
Age       
<20    24.2%    24.8%
21 ~ 30 -0.089*** 0.022 22.6% -0.114 0.062 22.8%
31 ~ 40 -0.309*** 0.030 19.0% -0.325*** 0.079 19.3%
41 ~ 50 -0.587*** 0.040 15.1% -0.551*** 0.093 16.0%
51 ~ 60 -0.915*** 0.046 11.3% -0.790*** 0.114 13.0%
61 ~ 70 -1.439*** 0.060 7.0% -1.304*** 0.125 8.2%
71 ~ 80 -1.904*** 0.082 4.5% -1.847*** 0.166 5.0%
>80 -1.484*** 0.229 6.7% -1.742*** 0.302 5.5%
Family Size 0.011*** 0.003   0.009 0.010  
1    15.8%    15.7%
2    15.9%    15.9%
3    16.1%    16.0%
4    16.2%    16.1%
5    16.4%    16.3%
6    16.5%    16.4%
7    16.7%    16.5%
8    16.8%    16.6%
9    17.0%    16.8%
10    17.1%    16.9%
Respondent lives in       
A rural area or on a farm    14.1%    14.1%
a small town or village 0.153*** 0.023 16.0% 0.118** 0.057 15.6%
a large city 0.329*** 0.030 18.6% 0.335*** 0.066 18.6%
the suburb of a large city 0.313*** 0.035 18.3% 0.248*** 0.085 17.4%
Constant -0.130 0.170   -1.380 0.239  
Country dummies Yes Yes
Survey wave dummies Yes Yes
Number of Observations 423132 44714
Pseudo R2 0.1427 0.1455
  1. Note: International migration desire is the binary dependent variable. SWB in Model 1 is represented by the responses to the Cantril question, and SWB in Model 2 is represented by the responses to the life satisfaction question. SWB is treated as a categorical variable. SWB = 0 ("worst possible life" or "dissatisfied") is used as the reference group. The independent variables without a coefficient mean that they are used as references (such as male). Robust standard errors are corrected for clustering at the country level. *p < 0.1; **p < 0.05; ***p < 0.01.