Table 18 Probit results: conditional probability of being a legal immigrant from NIS and ACS 2007

From: Empirical characteristics of legal and illegal immigrants in the USA

  M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6
Constant −2.4475 −2.4690 −2.4793 −2.4244 −2.4463 −2.4567
(0.1744) (0.1717) (0.1704) (0.1773) (0.1745) (0.1732)
Female 0.1203 0.1192 0.1186 0.1215 0.1204 0.1198
(0.0482) (0.0475) (0.0472) (0.0489) (0.0482) (0.0479)
Age 0.0510 0.0505 0.0503 0.0515 0.0510 0.0508
(0.0041) (0.0040) (0.0040) (0.0041) (0.0041) (0.0041)
Elementary 0.6431 0.6374 0.6347 0.6491 0.6434 0.6407
(0.1573) (0.1551) (0.1540) (0.1597) (0.1574) (0.1564)
Junior high 1.0860 1.0770 1.0727 1.0955 1.0865 1.0822
(0.1703) (0.1677) (0.1665) (0.1731) (0.1705) (0.1692)
High school 0.5468 0.5420 0.5397 0.5520 0.5471 0.5448
(0.1331) (0.1312) (0.1303) (0.1351) (0.1332) (0.1323)
College degree 0.3419 0.3390 0.3375 0.3450 0.3421 0.3406
(0.1298) (0.1279) (0.1270) (0.1319) (0.1299) (0.1290)
Higher education −0.0981 −0.0973 −0.0969 −0.0989 −0.0981 −0.0978
(0.1422) (0.1401) (0.1392) (0.1444) (0.1423) (0.1413)
Married spouse present 0.1466 0.1456 0.1451 0.1477 0.1467 0.1462
(0.0546) (0.0539) (0.0535) (0.0554) (0.0547) (0.0543)
Married spouse not present −0.5196 −0.5150 −0.5128 −0.5245 −0.5199 −0.5176
(0.0856) (0.0847) (0.0843) (0.0866) (0.0857) (0.0852)
Mex* < elementary −0.7472 −0.7402 −0.7369 −0.7546 −0.7476 −0.7442
(0.1916) (0.1888) (0.1874) (0.1948) (0.1918) (0.1904)
Mex*elementary −1.7050 −1.6896 −1.6822 −1.7213 −1.7059 −1.6985
(0.1793) (0.1773) (0.1764) (0.1815) (0.1794) (0.1785)
Mex*junior high −2.1413 −2.1228 −2.1139 −2.1610 −2.1424 −2.1335
(0.2059) (0.2038) (0.2028) (0.2083) (0.2060) (0.2050)
Mex*high school −1.6497 −1.6350 −1.6279 −1.6654 −1.6505 −1.6434
(0.1526) (0.1512) (0.1505) (0.1542) (0.1527) (0.1520)
Mex*college degree −1.5952 −1.5811 −1.5744 −1.6102 −1.5960 −1.5892
(0.2109) (0.2099) (0.2093) (0.2121) (0.2110) (0.2105)
Mex*higher education −1.0125 −1.0032 −0.9987 −1.0224 −1.0130 −1.0085
(0.3872) (0.3854) (0.3846) (0.3891) (0.3874) (0.3865)
America −0.8563 −0.8483 −0.8445 −0.8648 −0.8567 −0.8529
(0.1076) (0.1058) (0.1050) (0.1095) (0.1077) (0.1068)
Africa 0.5317 0.5278 0.5259 0.5357 0.5319 0.5300
(0.1411) (0.1376) (0.1359) (0.1450) (0.1413) (0.1396)
Asia −0.3593 −0.3556 −0.3538 −0.3633 −0.3595 −0.3577
(0.0921) (0.0902) (0.0894) (0.0942) (0.0922) (0.0913)
q 0.4010 0.3857 0.3785 0.4175 0.4019 0.3945
(0.0474) (0.0472) (0.0472) (0.0476) (0.0474) (0.0473)
LogLik −3,574.22 −3,574.23 −3,574.23 −3,574.21 −3,574.22 −3,574.22
No. of obs 9,464 9,464 9,464 9,464 9,464 9,464