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Table 12 The impact of migrants’ voting recommendations -- according to migrants

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

Voting advice were followed (marginal effects) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Age (years) 0.000304 -0.000144 -0.000404 -0.000545 -0.00202 -0.00120
(0.20) (-0.09) (-0.25) (-0.35) (-1.28) (-0.77)
Sex (female) -0.0642 -0.0844* -0.0562 -0.00626 -0.0224 -0.0101
(-1.57) (-2.08) (-1.35) (-0.16) (-0.55) (-0.25)
Lenght of stay at destination -0.0000343   -0.0000362 -0.0000415 -0.0000347 -0.0000402
(years) (-1.07)   (-1.15) (-1.43) (-1.26) (-1.45)
Diploma : High school 0.0463**   0.0399* 0.0209 0.0197 0.0151
(ref: none) (2.97)   (2.57) (1.40) (1.25) (1.02)
Diploma : Some college   0.0466 0.0395 -0.00911 0.00561 -0.0182
  (0.82) (0.69) (-0.17) (0.10) (-0.34)
Diploma: Bachelor   -0.0335 -0.0354 -0.0954 -0.0633 -0.0969
  (-0.61) (-0.65) (-1.80) (-1.19) (-1.83)
Annual income:$16,000 to    0.0804   0.0625  
$40,000    (1.41)   (1.13)  
Annual income    0.0311   0.0305  
More than $40,000    (0.45)   (0.45)  
Annual income: NR    -0.00658   0.0268  
Ref: less than $16,000    (-0.12)   (0.49)  
Talk about politics with     0.231***   0.209***
Natives (at destination)     (6.74)   (5.97)
Send economic     0.135** 0.131** 0.118**
Remittances (ref : no)     (3.02) (2.80) (2.64)
Plan to return to Senegal     0.0926* 0.0967* 0.0942*
(ref : no)     (2.34) (2.42) (2.39)
Member of a HomeTown      0.0646  
Association (HTA) (ref : no)      (1.69)  
Unionized at destination       0.0998*
(ref : no)       (2.22)
Member of a political party      0.155***  
At destination (ref : no)      (4.42)  
Participation in the elections       0.0681
At destination (ref : no)       (1.83)
N 754 754 754 754 754 754
  1. Note: Table reports average marginal effects of the logit specification. The marginal effects are evaluated at the means of the data. For binary variables, the marginal effects are the differences between the two categories of the independent variable. All regressions include country-fixed effects. T-statistics in parentheses (*p<0.1 ** p<0.05, *** p<0.01). Source: SSU survey (DIAL, IRD 2012)