Migrants’ Post‐Return Wellbeing: A View From the Caucasus

Lietaert, Ine, (2021). Migrants’ Post‐Return Wellbeing: A View From the Caucasus. International Migration, 59(2), 239-254

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Lietaert, Ine
    Title Migrants’ Post‐Return Wellbeing: A View From the Caucasus
    Appearing in International Migration
    Volume 59
    Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2021-04-02
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Wiley Online Library
    Start page 239
    End page 254
    Language eng
    Abstract Lietaert's article presents a new lens for examining reintegration through a wellbeing analytical framework, since this approach captures contextual differences, self-chosen points of reference, and summarizes a multitude of outcomes. Through a qualitative analysis of longitudinal data from interviews with assisted returnees to Armenia and Georgia, this article reveals which components were highly influential for changes in wellbeing in this particular geographical and social context. By doing so, it highlights social and individual meanings and priorities, and linkages with pre-and post-return context and personal trajectories. Exploring how these components ultimately relate to overall post-return wellbeing, this contribution highlights different connections, contrasts and interactions between components and as such highlights the efforts that need to be done include elements such as agency, belonging, value priority and context specific or social meanings in measuring reintegration. This contribution highlights that return and reintegration policies should consider wellbeing within their approaches to provide improved support to returnees.
    Copyright Holder The Author(s) and International Migration IOM
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12777
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