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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics by Transnational Parenting

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

  Ireland N = 308 The Netherlands N = 297
NTP TP P-value NTP TP P-value
Well-being outcomes
 Self –assessed health status 4.40 4.23 0.10 4.17 4.13 0.65
 Satisfaction with Life 3.99 3.73 0.02** 4.10 3.77 0.00***
 General Health Questionnaire Scores 2.40 3.28 0.04** 1.19 2.53 0.00***
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Sex of the parent (1 = male,) 0.47 0.47 0.96 0.48 0.71 0.00***
 Age of the parent (years) 38.28 39.41 0.09* 37.99 39.61 0.02**
 Marital Status of the parent (1 = married/in a relationship) 0.94 0.93 0.61 0.87 0.84 0.44
 Highest level of education in levels 9.38 8.97 0.10 8.92 8.77 0.60
 Owns house in host country(1 = yes)       
 Number of assets owned in Nigeria 0.17 0.12 0.30 0.36 0.07 0.00***
Social network variables
 Number of people in host country migrant relies on for help 0.62 0.43 0.07* 0.32 0.75 0.01**
Migration variables
 Documented status (1 = documented) 0.88 0.56 0.00*** 0.93 0.73 0.00***
 Length of stay in host country (years) 7.50 6.29 0.00*** 10.22 6.36 0.00***
Quality of relationship with a child (ren) 1.27 2.40 0.00*** 1.24 1.73 0.00***
  1. P-values indicate statistical significance in the differences between Transnational parents (TP) and the control group of the non-transnational parents (NTP)
  2. *** p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1 (two-tailed test)
  3. Source: Omitted for Anonymity