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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of migrants and non-migrants, by sex

From: The evolution of gendered migration trajectories from Moldova & Georgia

  Male Female  
Non-migrant Current migrant Difference, migration status Non-migrant Current migrant Difference, migration status Difference, sex
MOLDOVA        
Age 33.7 34.2   37.6 36.5   **
Age at first migration -- 29.8 -- -- 31.9 -- ***
Years of education 9.2 10.8 *** 9.1 11.3 *** **
Number of children in household 1.39 1.14 *** 1.3 1.18 *  
Number of elderly persons in household 0.34 0.19 *** 0.38 0.26 *** *
Marital status (%)        
 Married 63.9 70.5 * 57.3 60.8   **
 Never married 27.8 25.9   18.3 18.9   *
 Widowed 5.57 0.5 *** 19.9 6.13 *** ***
 Divorced 2.72 2.97   4.3 14.1 *** ***
GEORGIA        
Age 34.38 40.10 *** 39.5 42.7 *** ***
Age at first migration -- 32.4 -- -- 37.7 -- ***
Years of education 10.74 12.73 *** 11.07 12.94 ***  
Number of children in household 1.31 .90 *** 1.21 .95 ***  
Number of elderly persons in household .56 .62 * .58 .53 * *
Marital status (%)        
 Married 70.19 72.41   56.98 50.05 *** ***
 Never married 24.18 23.45   16.05 20.85 ***  
 Widowed 4.29 1.31 *** 22.52 13.74 *** ***
 Divorced 1.34 2.84 *** 4.45 15.37 *** ***
  1. Source: CELB-MDA/GEO; Author’s calculations. Significance: ***p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05.