Podcast: Does intra-European migration pay off?
In his research, MEA scientist Dr. Stefan Gruber focuses on individuals who have migrated to another European country in the course of their lives. How does migration affect their well-being and economic situation? And how can these factors be measured? To answer these questions, Dr. Gruber uses data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). In the latest episode of "Ach, Mensch", a podcast by the Max Planck Society in cooperation with detektor.fm, he shares insights from his research.
SHARE uses interviews conducted at regular intervals to explore the lives of European citizens aged 50 or older from a health, social, economic and environmental perspective. The interdisciplinary study provides researchers and policy-makers with deep insights into the institutional framework of social protection, especially as regards public health, and the socio-economic circumstances of people in 28 European countries and Israel. Although SHARE is not a specific migration dataset, it allows examining the long-term consequences of the migration decision. Migrants can be compared not only with natives of the destination countries, but also with non-migrants of the European countries of origin.