Here is a new article just published in Migration and Development co-authored with Lisa Andersson and Melissa Siegel.
The purpose of this paper is to better understand the relationship between migration and multi-dimensional well-being in the context of Ethiopia. We investigate the differences in well-being between migrant, non-migrant and return migrant households. We then go a step further to understand the role of migrants destinations for well-being by disaggregating migration destination to the Middle East, Africa and the North. We find that migrant and return migrant households are better off in terms of well-being than non-migrant households. Furthermore, the findings underline the importance of taking migrants destinations into account in determining the wellbeing of the households left behind. While households with a migrant in the North are significantly more likely to report higher well-being outcomes than non-migrant households, this is not true for households with migrants in other destination regions.