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Vocational experiences and quality of life of migrants: overview and future research

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posted on 2024-06-05, 11:00 authored by Z Jiang, Y Wang, F Guo, PJ Gollan
Quality of life is a complicated concept that has attracted broad attention from multiple disciplines. This article introduces a set of studies that employ diverse approaches to explore how work, vocational, and career experiences shape quality of life among migrants, and proposes a future agenda to extend this stream of research. Specifically, operationalizing quality of life in different ways, research showcased in this special issue has demonstrated how international and intranational migrants achieve, maintain, and enhance their well-being in different life domains. Reflecting on the literature and the showcased studies, this article proposes that future research should advance the current inquiry by better categorizing vocational experiences, uniquely operationalizing of quality of life in migration contexts, taking a more culturally sensitive perspective, and broadening methodological approaches.

History

Journal

Social indicators research

Volume

139

Pagination

403-414

Location

Dordrecht, The Netherlands

ISSN

0303-8300

eISSN

1573-0921

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer Science+Business Media B.V.