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The well-being of highly skilled migrants: the case of international physicians balancing work and migrant life in Skåne

Contact person: Maja Povrzanović Frykman
Responsible: Maja Povrzanović Frykman
Co-workers: Ioana Bunescu and Katarina Mozetič
Funding: Migrationens utmaningar: Malmö stad, Region Skåne och Malmö högskola
Timeframe: 2015-06-15 -- 2015-12-31
Research profile: Migrationsprofilen
Research programme: Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Culture and Society, Global Political Studies
Subject: Samhällsvetenskap

This project explores the everyday life challenges as perceived by highly skilled migrants who try to balance their life and career-making in Skåne. It relates to the focus areas of Migrationens Utmaningar by emphasising the importance of understanding the issue of highly skilled migration through its consequences on the quality of life and well-being as perceived by the migrants. The existent literature suggests that the privileges connected to high-skilled mobility might have a darker side and that highly skilled migrants might meet exceptional challenges when it comes to work-life balance. We investigate how these challenges are experienced among international physicians (medical doctors, irrespective of their specialisation and workplace) at Region Skåne – the largest employer in southern Sweden.

See Povrzanović Frykman, M., I. Bunescu & K. Mozetič (2016) Work/Non-work Experiences of Highly Skilled Migrants: An Outline of an Emergent Research Field, MIM Working Papers Series 16:1, available here

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