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SURVEY/DATA: Survey/Data: The European migrant experience


  • Neli Esipova

    () (Gallup, NJ, USA.)

  • Magali Rheault

    () (Gallup, NJ, USA.)

  • Anita Pugliese

    () (Gallup, NJ, USA.)

  • Kirti Kanitkar

    () (Gallup, NJ, USA.)


The experience of migrants living in 15 European countries was examined across major life domains: Subjective wellbeing, physical, financial, career, social, religion, community, and national institutions. Evaluative and experiential wellbeing ratings are lower among migrants, as well as social connections and attachment to their local community. Financial wellbeing is lowest among newcomers; however, migrants still do not reach the level of the native born after five years in their new country. Migrants are more likely than native born residents to express entrepreneurial spirit and to have confidence in national institutions of their new country.

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  • Neli Esipova & Magali Rheault & Anita Pugliese & Kirti Kanitkar, 2012. "SURVEY/DATA: Survey/Data: The European migrant experience," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 9(2), pages 177-191, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:9:y:2012:i:2:p:177-191

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    1. Angus Deaton, 2008. "Income, Health, and Well-Being around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 22(2), pages 53-72, Spring.
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    migrants; well-being; new comers; long timers; Europe;


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