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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics

From: Transnational migration, health and well-being: Nigerian parents in Ireland and the Netherlands

  Ireland (IR) N = 308 The Netherlands (NL) N = 297
N % N %
NTP (has all children in destination country) 163 53 166 56
TP (some/all children in Nigeria) 145 47 131 44
  Mean S. D. Mean S. D.
Well-being outcomes
 Self assessed health status (1–5) 4.32 0.87 4.15 0.76
 Satisfaction with Life (1–5) 3.87 1.01 3.95 0.88
 General Health Questionnaire Scores (0–12) 2.81 3.73 1.79 3.07
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Sex of the parent (1 = male, 0 = female) 0.47 0.50 0.59 0.49
 Age of the parent (years) 38.88 5.92 38.71 6.08
 Marital Status of the parent (1 = married/in a relationship, 0 = single/divorced/widowed) 0.94 0.24 0.86 0.35
 Level of Education 9.19 2.16 8.85 2.33
 Owns house in host country (1 = yes, 0 = No) 0.15 0.35 0.23 0.42
 Number of assets owned in country of origin 0.76 1.43 1.96 3.57
Social Network Variables
 Number of people in host country migrant relies for help 0.53 0.90 0.51 1.52
Migration Variables
 Documented status (1 = documented) 0.73 0.44 0.84 0.37
 Length of stay in host country (years) 6.93 2.72 8.53 5.78
 Quality of relationship with a child (ren) (1–6) 1.46 0.83 1.8 1.14
  1. TP transnational parents, NTP non-transnational parents
  2. Source: Omitted for Anonymity