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Table 1 Descriptive statistics broken down for Poles and Bulgarians (weighted by sex, age and region)

From: Comparing the labour market position of Poles and Bulgarians before and after migration to the Netherlands

  Min-max Poles Bulgarians
   (n = 635) (n = 298)
Work in the Netherlands 0–1 82.6% 47.4%
Situation in country of origin
- Unemployed (ref.) 0–1 10.8% 48.1%
- In work 0–1 73.9% 30.7%
- At school 0–1 12.3% 10.8%
- Other 0–1 3.0% 10.4%
Migration motive
- Family (ref.) 0–1 14.5% 25.0%
- Work 0–1 85.5% 75.0%
Intention to stay in the Netherlands 0-1 48.7% 28.9%
Education level 1–4 2.8 2.1
Command of English 0–1 53.5% 19.5%
Attempt to learn Dutch before migration 0–1 7.4% 2.8%
Number of months in NL
- <12 months 0–1 28.5% 66.6%
- 12–24 months 0–1 23.9% 25.1%
- 24–48 months 0–1 42.2% 8.1%
- missing 0–1 5.4% 0.2%
Partner with work 0–1 56.2% 33.0%
Child younger than 5 in household 0–1 15.2% 7.9%
Man 0–1 52.2% 48.8%
Age 18–62 31.9 31.4
Turkish Bulgarian minority 0–1 - 60.8%
   (n = 499) (n = 75)
Occupational status in Netherlands – ISEI 15–77 29.0 28.7
Occupational status in country of origin – ISEI 10–75 36.4 32.3
   (n = 450) (n = 71)
Satisfaction with income in Netherlands 1–4 2.8 2.9
Satisfaction with income in country of origin 1–4 1.8 2.1
  1. Source: SCIP, the Netherlands wave 1, 2011