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Potential migration and subjective well-being in Europe

Lovo, S. (2014) Potential migration and subjective well-being in Europe. IZA Journal of Migration, 3 (1). 24. ISSN 2193-9039

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1186/s40176-014-0024-5

Abstract/Summary

By examining the preferences over migration destinations of those revealing a desire to permanently leave their country, this paper provides new evidence on the relevance of subjective measures for cross country comparisons. While hard statistics such as GDP per capita and unemployment rates are commonly used to measure a country’s success, this analysis reveals that people’s preferences over alternative migration destinations are better explained by average levels of life satisfaction in the destination country. Aggregated measures of subjective well-being are, therefore, useful for international comparisons as they better reflect what makes some countries more attractive than others.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:67261
Publisher:Springer

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