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Table 1 Demographic, economic, social, health and migration-related characteristics of the tree samples

From: The well-being of newly regularized migrant workers: Determinants of their satisfaction with life as compared to undocumented migrant workers and regular local residents

  Undocumented
N = 231
Regularized
N = 195
Regular local residents
N = 175
p-value
n(%) or mean (SD) n(%) or mean (SD) n(%) or mean (SD)
Women 170 (73.6) 142 (72.8) 94 (53.7) < 0.001
Age 43.0 (10.2) 45.5 (9.9) 46.9 (10.6) < 0.001
Education     < 0.001
 Primary 51 (22.1) 43 (22.1) 9 (5.1)  
 Secondary 123 (53.2) 108 (55.4) 57 (32.6)  
 Tertiary 57 (24.7) 44 (22.6) 109 (62.3)  
Employed 204 (88.3) 189 (96.9) 156 (89.1) 0.003
Yearly household income equivalised, OECD, net (CHF) 23′112 (14′261) 33′789 (12′669) 83′199 (38′986) < 0.001
Number of persons per room in the accommodation 1.9 (1.1) 1.6 (0.9) 0.8 (0.4) < 0.001
In couple 102 (44.2) 102 (52.3) 147 (84) < 0.001
Have children 148 (64.1) 130 (66.7) 132 (75.4) 0.044
Participation in association, club 165 (71.4) 156 (80.0) 60 (34.3) < 0.001
Self-reported health (excellent and very good) 65 (28.1) 88 (45.3) 152 (86.9) < 0.001
Years in Geneva 9.9 (5.0) 13.9 (4.7) < 0.001
Already returned to the country of origin 99 (42.9) 125 (64.1) < 0.001
Sending remittances 157 (68.0) 132 (67.7) 0.952
Experienced discrimination because of the origin 89 (38.5) 50 (25.6) 0.005
  1. Data sources: Parchemins study and Swiss Household Panel (SHP)