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Table 9 Social Capital: Reasons to stay

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 = 522) Non-Migrant (N = 202) Migrant (N = 320) P-value
Motivation to stay:   < 0.001
 Work 319 (61.1%) 84 (41.6%) 235 (73.5%)  
 Family lives here 104 (20.0%) 69 (34.2%) 35 (10.9%)  
 I have land here 56 (10.7%) 30 (14.8%) 26 (8.1%)  
 Other 43 (8.2%) 19 (9.4%) 24 (7.5%)  
Think you’ll bring more people here:    0.063
 Yes 90 (17.2%) 27 (13.4%) 63 (19.7%)  
Live here all year:    0.246
 Yes 502 (96.2%) 197 (97.5%) 305 (95.3%)  
Length of time you think you’ll stay here: < 0.001
 1–5 years 168 (32.2%) 37 (18.3%) 131 (40.9%)  
 6–20 years 74 (14.2%) 25 (12.4%) 49 (15.3%)  
 Always 280 (53.6%) 140 (69.3%) 140 (43.8%)  
DNI listed as here:    < 0.001
 Yes 334 (64.0%) 182 (90.1%) 152 (47.5%)