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Title: Immigrants’ Decision to Stay in the Canary Islands: A Latent Class Approach
Authors: León González, Carmelo Javier 
Hernández Alemán, Anastasia 
UNESCO Clasification: 520302 Movilidad y migraciones internacionales
Keywords: Decision to stay
Emotions
Expectations
Latent class model
Migrants
Social integration
Issue Date: 2016
Journal: Regional Studies 
Abstract: Immigrants’ decision to stay in the Canary Islands: a latent class approach, Regional Studies. This paper presents evidence on the socioeconomic and psychological factors that explain international immigrants' decisions to stay in the Canary Islands. The data are modelled using a latent class binary approach that allows two types of migrant to be considered according to their level of probability of staying at the destination. The results show that psychological factors (negative emotions, expectations, social integration) are more important for those migrants with a low probability of staying. In addition, the circumstances at the destination (Spanish language, years of stay, number of migrations, remittances) are significant only for those migrants with a high probability of staying. These results have implications for immigration policies in both the origin and host regions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/42494
ISSN: 0034-3404
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2014.949654
Source: Regional Studies [ISSN 0034-3404], v. 50 (5), p. 864-876
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