Dr. Victor Cebotari

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Victor Cebotari (PhD Maastricht University) is currently a researcher at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. He is also affiliated with UNU-MERIT. In 2016, Victor was a member of the founding team of Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI) in Belgium. Over years, Victor was the recipient of a number of competitive research funding that includes a Marie Curie PhD fellowship, a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship, a Leibniz-DAAD grant, and an Ernst Mach fellowship. During his career, Victor worked in large- and small-scale research projects funded by NORFACE, UNICEF, UNDP, European Commission, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Gates Foundation, and a number of governmental agencies in Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Victor’s research interests span migration, child development, social policy, and education. His methodological area of work is broadly mixed and includes applied econometric and statistical modeling but also qualitative techniques and emerging methodologies such as configurational comparative analysis.




Selected publications by Victor Cebotari


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
de Neubourg, C., L. Boon, Victor Cebotari, A. Dangeot, B. Elezaj, M. Isaurralde, J. Karpati, N. Ramful & R. Safojan, 2018, Multidimensional child poverty analyses and child-sensitive social protection, Policy in Focus, 15(3): 13-16, More information
Wu, Qiaobing & Victor Cebotari, 2018, Experiences of migration, child-parent interaction, and the life satisfaction of children in Ghana and China, Population, Space and Place, More information
Cebotari, Victor, 2018, Transnational migration, gender and educational development of children in Tajikistan, Global Networks, More information
Cebotari, Victor, Melissa Siegel & Valentina Mazzucato, 2018, Migration and child health in Moldova and Georgia, Comparative Migration Studies, 6(3), More information
Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Ernest Appiah, 2017, A longitudinal analysis of well-being of Ghanaian children in transnational families, Child Development, More information
Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Gendered perceptions of migration among Ghanaian children in transnational care, Child Indicators Research, in press , More information
Cebotari, Victor, Melissa Siegel & Valentina Mazzucato, 2016, Migration and the education of children who stay behind in Moldova and Georgia, International Journal of Educational Development, 51: 96-107, More information
Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Child development and migrant transnationalism: the health of children who stay behind in Ghana and Nigeria, Journal of Development Studies, 53: 444-459, More information
Timuş, Natalia, Victor Cebotari & Anesa Hosein, 2016, Innovating Teaching and Learning of European Studies: Mapping Existing Provisions and Pathways, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 12(2): 653-668, More information
Cebotari, Victor & Valentina Mazzucato, 2016, Educational performance of children of migrant parents in Ghana, Nigeria and Angola, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(5): 834-856
Cebotari, Victor, 2015, Civic, ethnic, hybrid and atomised identities in Central and Eastern Europe, Identities, More information
Mazzucato, Valentina & Victor Cebotari, 2015, Psychological well-being of Ghanaian children in transnational families, Population, Space and Place
Cebotari, Victor & M. Vink, 2015, Replication Data for: A configurational analysis of ethnic protest in Europe, Harvard Dataverse, More information
Cebotari, Victor, 2015, The Determinants of National Pride of Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities in Europe, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 21(3): 269-288, More information
Cebotari, Victor, 2015, Civic, Ethnic, Hybrid and Atomized Identities in Central and Eastern Europe, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
Mazzucato, Valentina, Victor Cebotari, A. Veale, A. White, M. Grassi & J. Vivet , 2015, International Parental Migration and the Psychological Well-being of Children in Ghana, Angola, and Nigeria, Social Science and Medicine, 132: 215-224, More information
Cebotari, Victor & M. Vink, 2013, A configurational analysis of ethnic protest in Europe, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 54: 298-324, More information
Cebotari, Victor & M. Vink, 2013, A Configurational Comparative Analysis of Ethnic Protest in Europe, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 54(4): 298-324
Cebotari, Victor, 2004, Strategic Security Environment in the Wider Black Sea Area: connections and conflict prevention mechanism, Journal for Foreign Policy and Analysis, Almaty, Kazakhstan


Book chapters
Cebotari, Victor, Denisa Maria Sologon & Chris de Neubourg, 2015, Multiple child deprivation in Romania, in: M. Verhaert (Ed.), 25 Years since the Romanian Revolution, Acco, Leuven, Belgium, 227-243
Cebotari, Victor, 2011, Confronting Religion with National Pride Values: Comparative Evidences from Eastern and Western Europe, in: András Máté-Tóth and Cosima Rughiniş (Eds.), Spaces and Borders. Current Research on Religion in Central and Eastern Europe, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, ISBN 9783110228137
Cebotari, Victor, 2010, The Conflicting Path of Ethnic Diversity. Protesting Minorities in Europe, in: Emma Lantschner, Katherine Nobbs (eds.), the European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands, ISBN 9789004161467
Cebotari, Victor, 2007, Romania’s Strategic Interests in the Transnistrian Conflict, in: Celewicz M. (ed.), Transnistria: A Low Intensity Conflict in the Eastern Europe, Institute for Central and Eastern Europe: IESW, Lublin Catholic University, Poland, ISBN 8360695008
Cebotari, Victor, 2005, Gateway to a New Modernity: Ruling Elites between Past, Present and Future. The Moldavian Case, in: Rusu H., and Voicu B. (eds.), European Integration from East to East. Civil Society and Ethnic Minorities in a Changing World, Psihomedia Publishing House, Sibiu, Romania, ISBN 974-7997-59-X
Cebotari, Victor, 2005, Poverty within Europe’s Border and beyond, in: Rusu H. & Voicu, B (eds.), Perspective on the European Post communist Societies, Pshihomedia Publishing House, Sibiu


External working papers
Cebotari, Victor, 2010, Protesting Ethnic Minorities in Europe: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis, COMPASSS Working Papers 57


Research reports
Dietrich, Stephan, Aline Meysonnat, Victor Cebotari, Julia Reinold, Franziska Gassmann, Inez Roosen & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2018, Key Drivers of the Changing Prevalence of Child Marriage in Three Countries in South Asia, UNICEF, Kathmandu, Nepal, More information
Dietrich, S., Aline Meysonnat, Victor Cebotari, Julia Reinold, Franziska Gassmann, Inez Roosen & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2017, Key Drivers of the Changing Prevalence of Child Marriage in South Asia, Report commissioned by UNICEF/UNFPA South Asia
Gassmann, Franziska, Victor Cebotari, Michaella Vanore & Hanna Röth, 2016, Assessment and Recommendations to Improve the Resilience of the Social Protection System for a Timely and Flexible Response to the Needs of All Vulnerable Children and Families Facing Shocks, Disasters, and Crises in Moldova, The following report was commissioned by UNICEF Moldova and prepared by a research team from the University of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), 87, More information
Neubourg, Chris de, J. Karpati & Victor Cebotari, 2015, Deprivation and poverty among children in Tajikistan: A multiple overlapping deprivation analysis, Country report, UNICEF Tajikistan


Theses
Cebotari, Victor, 2010, Conflicting Demands in Ethnically Diverse Societies: Ethnopolitical Contention and Identity Values in Europe, MGSoG Dissertation Series, More information
Cebotari, Victor, 2005, Poverty Dynamics for Immigrants versus Natives. Comparative Approach between France, Denmark and Ireland, MA Dissertation, CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Mazzucato, Valentina & Victor Cebotari, 2013, Codebook: Transnational Child Raising Arrangements between Africa and Europe (TCRAf-Eu), version 09/09/2013 ed. Maastricht University: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, More information
Cebotari, Victor, 2003, The Transdniestrian Conflict: Strategies, Interests and Ways of Settlement, Paper Series of Conflict Prevention Studies Centre No. 3, Bucharest


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