The MIGWELL project focuses on the nexus of migration and well-being in Hungary and Austria. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods, it seeks to explore the impacts of migration on subjective well-being in the case of Hungarian immigrants in Austria as well as the effects of subjective well-being differences on the emigration potential in Hungary. The approach of this project is innovative not only because it links the concepts of ‘well-being’ and ‘migration’, but also because it interprets their two-way causal relationship within one research framework.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic might have a profound impact on both pillars, MIGWELL will also reflect on the rapidly changing socio-economic and well-being related issues that have emerged due to the epidemic throughout the life cycle of the project. The theoretical expansion of these concepts and the empirical findings of the project may contribute to more effective policies in both countries. Such a complex project requires a holistic perspective, thus the experts involved cover a broad range of disciplines. Two research teams from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna) and Corvinus University (Budapest) will run the project in cooperation with the University of Vienna.
MIGWELL is an FWF–NKFIH International Joint Project. In Austria the project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund. In Hungary the project has been implemented with the support provided by the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary), financed under the ANN funding scheme.
Project code I 5616 (in Austria), 139465 (in Hungary)
Deliverable 1.1, WP1 Project Report
01.02.2022 - 31.07.2025
01.12.2021 – 31.05.2025