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Table 1 Study details

From: EU migrant retention and the temporalities of migrant staying: a new conceptual framework

Country and city


Respondent gender

Respondent age

Length of residence


Japan (Tokyo)

37 in-depth interviews, also follow-up interviews with all but six informants

Ethnographic observations

19 male

18 female


Less than 5 years at time of first interview

Range of occupations (e.g. Finance, Architecture, Engineering, Marketing, Translation, etc).


(Glasgow and Edinburgh)

24 in-depth interviews


follow-up interviews with half of the sample)

12 male

12 female


At least 5 years at time of first interview

Range of occupations (e.g. Architecture, HR,

Care worker, Cleaner,

Self-employed etc.).

UK (Birmingham)

18 in-depth interviews

Ethnographic observations

10 male

8 female


Less than 5 years

Range of occupations (e.g. Finance, Marketing, Distribution, Warehousing, Self-employed etc.).