Work/Non-work Experiences of Highly Skilled Migrants: An Outline of an Emergent Research Field

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Title Work/Non-work Experiences of Highly Skilled Migrants: An Outline of an Emergent Research Field
Author(s) Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja ; Bunescu, Ioana ; Mozetic, Katarina
Date 2016
Editor(s) Fernandez, Christian
English abstract
The paper argues for the need of research on work/non-work experiences of highly skilled migrants and thereby outlines a research field at the intersection of work/non-work and migration studies. A critical overview of the selected literature indicates the gaps in knowledge concerning the well-being of highly skilled migrants. The paper suggests that these gaps are to be filled by research that connects the theoretical approaches and empirical investigations on transnational practices and the processes of emplacement in the context of migration. The paper argues for an original perspective on researching the relation between work and non-work domains through its links to transnational and local dimensions of migrants’ well-being. Empirically, it argues for the relevance to conduct research on migrants in two especially relevant professional groups in Sweden, namely, physicians (medical doctors, irrespective of specialisation) and academics (teachers and researchers working in higher education, in other disciplines than medicine).
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University
Series/Issue MIM Working Papers series;16:1
Pages 21
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Work/non-work experiences
Highly skilled migrants
Transnational practices
Emplacement
Physicians
Academics
Sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note The production of this paper was enabled by a grant from the Migrationens Utmaningar (The Challenges of Migration) programme – a collaboration between the City of Malmö, Malmö University and Region Skåne (http://www.mah.se/mu), for a pilot study The well-being of highly skilled migrants: The case of international physicians balancing work and migrant life in Skåne (2014-15) and by the first author’s research engagement at Agderforskning (http://www.agderforskning.no/), notably in connection to the project Work-life balance and well-being among highly skilled migrants within the health sector in Agder, funded by Regionale Forskningsfond Agder (2015-16).
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20447 (link to this page)

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