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Table 3 Regression analysis of change in occupational status comparing post-migration with pre-migration status among recent Polish and Bulgarian migrants (non-standardised coefficients) (N = 574)

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

  b Beta
Ethnic group
- Poles (ref.)   
- Ethnic Bulgarians 2.28 0.04
- Turkish Bulgarians −0.35 −0.01
Occupational status in country of origin −0.84*** −0.71
Migration motive
- Family (ref.)   
- Work −2.92* −0.06
Intention to stay in the Netherlands −0.72 −0.03
Education level 1.59* 0.09
Command of English 1.75 0.06
Attempt to learn Dutch before migration 3.23~ 0.06
Number of months in Netherlands
- <12 months (ref.)   
- 12–24 months −2.00~ −0.06
- 24–48 months −1.44 −0.05
- missing 3.28 0.03
Partner with work −1.36 −0.05
Child aged under five in household −0.28 −0.01
Man 7.41*** 0.25
Age 0.03 0.02
Intercept 16.52  
R2 0.53  
  1. Source: SCIP, the Netherlands, wave 1, 2011
  2. b = unstandardized regression coefficient; Beta = standardized regression coefficient
  3. *** = p < 0.001; * = p < 0.05; ~ = p < 0.10