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Table 6 Characteristics of potential migrants

From: Potential migration and subjective well-being in Europe

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)a
Age 0.115** 0.080 -0.107** -0.218*** -0.119** -0.066 -0.252*** -0.948***
  (0.046) (0.055) (0.055) (0.068) (0.059) (0.112) (0.087) (0.089)
Age squared -0.652*** -0.623*** -0.443*** -0.327*** -0.446*** -0.548*** -0.257*** 0.416***
  (0.051) (0.060) (0.059) (0.073) (0.064) (0.120) (0.094) (0.083)
Employed (d) -0.012*** -0.012*** -0.007** -0.008** -0.005 -0.011* -0.003 -0.003
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.003) (0.004) (0.004) (0.006) (0.006) (0.006)
Male (d) 0.030*** 0.028*** 0.025*** 0.026*** 0.026*** 0.030*** 0.021*** 0.025***
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.003) (0.004) (0.003) (0.006) (0.005) (0.005)
Corruption 0.076*** 0.077*** 0.071*** 0.072*** 0.074*** 0.057*** 0.066*** 0.071***
  (0.003) (0.004) (0.004) (0.005) (0.004) (0.008) (0.006) (0.006)
Married (d) -0.031*** -0.025*** -0.021*** -0.021*** -0.020*** -0.026*** -0.021*** -0.023***
  (0.003) (0.003) (0.003) (0.004) (0.003) (0.006) (0.005) (0.005)
Children -0.005*** -0.005*** -0.006*** -0.005*** -0.006*** -0.003 -0.003 -0.004
  (0.001) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002) (0.003) (0.003) (0.003)
Secondary educ (d) 0.018*** 0.026*** 0.033*** 0.032*** 0.030*** 0.035*** 0.035*** 0.029***
  (0.004) (0.005) (0.005) (0.006) (0.005) (0.009) (0.007) (0.007)
Beyond secondary (d) 0.031*** 0.037*** 0.052*** 0.052*** 0.049*** 0.050*** 0.046*** 0.038***
  (0.005) (0.006) (0.007) (0.008) (0.007) (0.013) (0.011) (0.009)
Log of income   -0.051** -0.048** -0.077*** -0.055** 0.014 -0.063* -0.071*
   (0.021) (0.022) (0.026) (0.023) (0.043) (0.033) (0.043)
Log of income squared   0.002** 0.003** 0.004*** 0.003** -0.000 0.003* 0.004
   (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.002) (0.002) (0.002)
Life satisfaction    -0.018*** -0.016*** -0.019*** -0.020*** -0.015*** -0.017***
    (0.001) (0.001) (0.001) (0.002) (0.001) (0.001)
Economy gets better (d)     -0.018***    -0.016*** -0.018***
     (0.005)    (0.006) (0.006)
City gets better (d)     -0.023***    -0.022*** -0.024***
     (0.004)    (0.005) (0.006)
Life in 5 year      -0.001    
      (0.001)    
Optimistic (d)       -0.018***   
       (0.006)   
Family abroad (d)        0.096*** 0.105***
        (0.008) (0.008)
Country Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Year Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Observations 78541 57532 57214 37094 52181 16007 21614 21614
  1. Logit results. Marginal effects; Standard errors in parentheses. (d) indicates discrete change of dummy variable from 0 to 1 aOLS results. *p < 0.1, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01.