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Table 9 Participation in the Senegalese Electoral Campaign from the US/France

From: The economic side of social remittances: how money and ideas circulate between Paris, Dakar, and New York

Campaigned in 2012 (marginal effects) 1 2 3 4 5
Age (years) -0.006*** -0.005*** -0.004*** -0.0046** -0.0052*
(-5.97) (-3.50) (-3.41) (-2.61) (-2.44)
Sex (female) -0.0549*** -0.0565*** -0.0490*** -0.0381*** -0.0418*
(-5.48) (-10.38) (-54.56) (-7.89) (-2.09)
Length of stay abroad 0.00225 0.00330 0.00336 0.00212 0.00328
(years) (0.88) (1.51) (1.62) (0.88) (1.50)
Employed -0.126*     
(ref. unemployed) (-2.07)     
Own land in Senegal 0.104*** 0.114*** 0.0922*** 0.0762*** 0.0453*
(ref: no) (6.82) (5.60) (4.09) (5.07) (2.48)
Own a business in    0.0727 0.0644 0.0938*
Senegal (ref: no)    (1.88) (1.76) (1.98)
Member of a political     0.142*** 0.0388
party at destination     (3.35) (1.44)
Member of a Senegalese      0.317***
political party: yes      (13.69)
Education: High School   -0.0170 -0.0153 -0.0384 -0.0440
(ref. none)   (-0.20) (-0.19) (-0.48) (-0.61)
Some College   -0.0135 -0.0165 -0.0324 -0.0198
  (-0.14) (-0.18) (-0.34) (-0.24)
Bachelor   0.0795 0.0723 0.0454 0.0566
  (0.72) (0.69) (0.47) (0.70)
Send economic    0.0344 0.0192 -0.0112
Remittances: yes    (0.86) (0.58) (-0.51)
Income: $16,000 to   0.0613*** 0.0475*** 0.0531*** 0.0507**
$40,000 (ref: <$16,000)   (3.78) (4.48) (3.44) (2.92)
Income: over $40,000   -0.0477 -0.0613 -0.0544 -0.0445
  (-0.81) (-0.96) (-0.96) (-0.76)
Plan to return to Senegal    0.0453 0.0467 0.0316
(ref: no)    (1.48) (1.67) (1.01)
N 754 754 754 754 754
  1. Note: Table reports marginal effects of the logit specification. For binary variables, the marginal effects are the differences between the two categories of the independent variable. T-statistics in parentheses (*p<0.1 **p<0.05, ***p<0.01). Source: SSU survey (DIAL, IRD 2012)