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Table 8 Social capital: Reasons for migration

From: Small scale migration along the interoceanic highway in Madre de Dios, Peru: an exploration of community perceptions and dynamics due to migration

  Sample (N = 461)* Non-Migrant (N = 144) Migrant (N = 317) P-value
Reason for moving here:    < 0.001
 More work opportunities/land access (self or family) 358 (77.7%) 94 (65.3%) 264 (83.3%)  
 Better life conditions (location/family presence) 73 (15.8%) 32 (22.2%) 41 (12.9%)  
 Other 30 (6.5%) 18 (12.5%) 12 (3.8%)  
  Sample (N = 465)* Non-Migrant (N = 145) Migrant (N = 320) P-value
Moved with:    < 0.001
 With partner/family 329 (70.8%) 75 (51.7%) 254 (79.4%)  
 Alone 94 (20.2%) 46 (31.7%) 48 (15.0%)  
 With friends 16 (3.4%) 9 (6.2%) 7 (2.2%)  
 Other 26 (5.6%) 15 (10.4%) 11 (3.4%)  
  1. *Answered if not born in region