New blog post: Unmet expectations of immigrants and their consequences

We often tend to assume highly qualified immigrants are doing well. However, they react particularly strong to unmet migration expectations…

Highly qualified immigrants often tend to be under the radar of integration monitors. Due to their qualifications and integration into local labour markets, we typically tend to assume they are fine.

However, we find that some of them are not. Highly qualified immigrants often have high expectations about life abroad. This makes them particularly vulnerable to disappointment, giving them a hard time to feel welcome, accepted, and to form emotional bonds to their new home.

Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchâtel) and I wrote a short blog post about it, and the potential consequences for both immigrants and host societies.

You can read the blog post online here, or directly download the PDF.