A leading report on migration and its effects on individual well-being was launched in the UK at Middlesex University by The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and polling-agency Gallup.
The World Migration Report 2013 Co-Editor in Chief Gervais Appave was at the University’s Hendon campus to set out Gallup's approach to the well-being of migrants as well as announcing development of a global migration barometer.
The report looks at how migration outcomes differ depending on the origin and destination of migrants. It expands traditional analysis to include those moving between developing countries rather than just focusing on those migrating to more affluent countries.
It also examines migrants as people, exploring how migration affects quality of life and human development across a broad range of dimensions.
The IOM report used data from the Gallup World Poll conducted in more than 150 countries – allowing for an assessment of the well-being of migrants worldwide for the first time.
The global migration barometer will be used to monitor the wellbeing of the growing number of people who have crossed borders to live and work. It will look at the human development outcomes for migrants in more depth than before.
The event also saw contributions from Middlesex University Social Policy Research Centre co-directors: Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship Eleonore Kofman, and Professor of Sociology Louise Ryan.