Inez Roosen

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Inez Roosen is a PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT/MGSoG. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in Migration studies at UNU-MERIT/MGSoG. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Health Education and Promotion and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Maastricht University. During her studies at the UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, she interned at the Migration Group where she was part of the Migration and Health project – Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), where she analysed the DHS for Afghanistan. After her studies, she continued working as an intern for the Migration Group supporting numerous migration projects where she gained competency in both qualitative and quantitative migration research techniques. Her main research interest is in the area of migration and development, studying the link between health and migration, particularly the influence of social remittances on health outcomes.




Selected publications by Inez Roosen


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Roosen, Inez & Melissa Siegel, 2018, Migration and its influence on the knowledge and usage of birth control methods among Afghan women who stay behind, Public Health, 158: 183-197, More information


Research reports
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
Lemmens, Paul, Hans Dupont & Inez Roosen, 2017, Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees: an overview of the literature relating to drug use and access to services. Background paper comissioned by the EMCDDA for Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide, The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), 1-16, More information
Marchand, Katrin, Inez Roosen, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Irregular Migration from and in the East and Horn of Africa, Report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the framework of the EU-funded Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, More information
Reinold, Julia, Inez Roosen, Alexander Hoogenboom, Ingrid Westendorp & Katharina Koch, 2016, International Marriage Brokers and Mail Order Brides. Analysing the need for regulation, The study was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs, More information