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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of migrants living in Italy according to future plan (percent), 2008–2009

From: Intentions on desired length of stay among immigrants in Italy

  All Undecided migrants Migrants with future plan
Male 51.0 52.1 50.5
Age    
 18–24 7.8 8.5 7.5
 25–34 36.6 41.0 34.8
 35–44 31.9 30.0 32.7
 45+ 23.7 20.5 25.1
Country of birth: abroad 99.7 99.7 99.6
Area of origin    
 Eastern Europe 38.2 35.8 39.3
 Asia 17.9 17.7 18.0
 North Africa 17.4 19.4 16.6
 Other African countries 17.6 19.2 17.0
 Latin America 8.8 8.0 9.1
Partner    
 Partner in Italy 47.3 41.2 49.9
 Partner abroad 16.2 17.0 15.9
 No partner 36.5 41.8 34.3
Children    
 All children in Italy 33.5 28.5 35.6
 At least one child abroad 24.8 25.1 24.7
 No children 41.7 46.4 39.7
Legal status    
 Regular and resident 80.0 76.7 81.4
 Regular but not resident 8.0 8.6 7.8
 Undocumented 12.0 14.7 10.9
Length of stay (years)    
 0–1 6.8 7.1 6.8
 2–4 24.4 28.3 22.8
 5–10 42.3 42.0 42.5
 11+ 26.4 22.6 28.0
Professional status    
 Unstably or irregularly employed 28.4 32.6 26.7
 Stably employed 61.2 57.0 62.9
 Non-active 10.5 10.4 10.5
Degree 18.5 19.7 15.9
  1. Source: elaboration on ISMU data