Comparative research of well-being of immigrants in European countries
Michaela is a PhD candidate in Demography/Population Studies at the Social Policy Department at LSE. Her research interest lies in the integration of migrants in Europe. The research focus of her doctoral project is on the impact of environment and majority members’ attitudes on well-being of immigrants in European countries. Using quantitative methods (survey research, regression analysis, GIS), she aims to understand which geographic and individual characteristics influence the well-being of immigrants, distinguishing between different immigrant groups and host countries. She is particularly interested in neighbourhood effects in urban areas.
Michaela holds an MSc in Social Research Methods from the LSE, completed as part of the Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Studentship in Demography. She obtained a Master’s in Sociology with honours from Masaryk University. Prior to starting her PhD, Michaela also attended the European Doctoral School of Demography as an associate of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and worked as a data and policy analyst for various governmental analytical institutes in Slovakia.
Michaela researches well-being of immigrants as a part of her boarder interest in the processes of integration of minorities and effects of social and integration policies on the daily life of individuals from minority background(s).
Supervisors: Professor Lucinda Platt, Dr Berkay Özcan