Alumni

Dr. Michaella Vanore

Thesis:
Family-Member Migration and the Psychosocial Health Outcomes of Children in Moldova and Georgia

Year: 2015

Promotor(s):
Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel

Abstract:
This dissertation examines the relationship between the migration of co-resident family members and the psychosocial health of children who remain behind in Moldova and Georgia, two countries that have experienced rapid and sustained emigration flows over the past 25 years. The analysis of household survey data collected among over 3,500 households in Moldova and over 4,000 households in Georgia has suggested that migration is not as important a factor in the development of psychosocial health as has been suggested by much prior research and discourse. No negative association was found between family-member migration and the psychosocial health outcomes of children in Georgia. Among Moldovan children, only boys who had experienced the migration of a father (either singularly or in combination with that of a mother) expressed higher probabilities of having unfavourable psychosocial outcomes given parental migration. The results challenge many assumptions about how children growing up in transnational families develop and highlight how the context in which migration occurs-including who migrates, who assumes caregiving roles, and how caregivers interact with the children under their care-strongly influences whether and how migration corresponds to differences in child psychosocial health.

Selected publications by Michaella Vanore


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Smalen, Allard Willem de Smalen de, Zhie X Chan, Claudia Abreu Lopes, Tharani Loganathan, Nicola S Pocock & Michaella Vanore, 2021, `Developing an evidence assessment framework and appraising the academic literature on migrant health in Malaysia: a scoping review, BMJ Open, 11, More information
Vanore, Michaella, Melissa Siegel, Franziska Gassmann & Jennifer Waidler, 2018, `Adult Child Migration and Elderly Multidimensional Well-Being: Comparative Analysis Between Moldova and Georgia, Research on Aging, 40, More information
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2018, `Unpacking the Relationship between Parental Migration and Child well-Being: Evidence from Moldova and Georgia, Child Indicators Research, 11, More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Michaella Vanore, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2018, `Migration and the Multi-Dimensional Well-Being of Elderly Persons in Georgia, Journal of Population Ageing, 11, More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Michaella Vanore, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, `Does it matter where the children are? , Ageing and Society, 37, More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Michaella Vanore, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, `Does it matter where the children are? , Ageing and Society, 37, More information
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2015, `The evolution of gendered migration trajectories from Moldova & Georgia, Comparative Migration Studies, 3, More information
Vanore, Michaella, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2014, `‘Left behind’ but not left alone: Parental migration & the psychosocial health of children in Moldova, Social Science & Medicine, 132, More information
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2013, `Migration and its impact on those staying behind: New evidence from Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, Migration Policy Practice, III, More information
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2011, `Migration and its impact on those staying behind: New evidence from Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, Migration Policy Practice, III


Book chapters
Alpaslan, B., A. Kayaoglu, J. Meckl, J. Naval, Michaella Vanore & Thomas Ziesemer, 2021, Economic Effects of Remittances on Migrants’ Country of Origin, in: Karima Kourtit, Bruce Newbold, Peter Nijkamp, Mark Partridge, The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration, Springer, Berlin, More information
Vanore, Michaella, Kolitha Prabhash Wickramage, Delanjathan Devakumar & Lucy Jordan, 2021, Families and Children Left Behind, in: Dinesh Bhugra, Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, More information
Vanore, Michaella, 2020, Mobility and ‘aid for trade’: Conceptual and empirical links between migration and trade in the African context, in: Maty Konte, Linguère Mously Mbaye, Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa, Routledge, London, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2013, The impact of migration on children left behind in Moldova, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-043
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2012, The impact of migration on elderly left behind in Moldova, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-082


Research reports
Diker, Eleni, Mohammad Khalaf, Michaella Vanore & Soha Youssef, 2020, Iraqi minorities in diaspora mapping of community structures, perceptions on return, and connections to the homeland, Research report commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), More information
Gassmann, Franziska, Michaella Vanore, T Pham Minh, T Tran Nhu & Eszter Timar, 2017, Assessment of and policy dialogue on targeting approaches and mechanisms (inclusion and exclusion errors) in existing social assistance schemes, Report commissioned by UNICEF Vietnam
Vanore, Michaella, Franziska Gassmann, T Tran Nhu, T Pham Minh, Nga Leopold & Eszter Timar, 2017, Study on Improving the Effectiveness and Coverage of Social Assistance for Children with Focus on Consolidation Policy (Family/Child Benefit Package), Report commissioned by UNICEF Vietnam
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
Langley, Sarah, Elaine Lebon-McGregor & Michaella Vanore, 2015, Highly-skilled human capital mobility in the LAC region; Regional comparative report, Commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank
Langley, Sarah, Elaine Lebon-McGregor & Michaella Vanore, 2015, Highly-skilled human capital mobility in the LAC region; Country case studies, Commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank
Vanore, Michaella & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Afghanistan Remittance Overview and Trends, Annex to Afghanistan Migration Profile, prepared for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), More information
Marchand, Katrin, Melissa Siegel, Katherine Kuschminder, Nassim Majidi, Michaella Vanore & Carla Buil, 2015, Afghanistan Migration Profile, Report prepared for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), More information
Tomini, Sonila, Michaella Vanore, Sepideh Yousefzadeh & Franziska Gassmann, 2014, Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities for the Development of an Inclusive Society in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Report commissioned by UNICEF, More information
Siegel, Melissa & Michaella Vanore, 2011, OxfamNovib Study on the Needs and Wants of African Migrants in Europe with regards to Remittance Sending, Final Report, More information


Theses
Vanore, Michaella, 2015, The Psychosocial Health of Children 'Left Behind' by Migrant Kin in Moldova and Georgia, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Ong, Cheng Boon, Ana Mosneaga & Michaella Vanore, 2016, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) Expert Opinion, More information
Vanore, Michaella, Nora Jasmin Ragab & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Diaspora and peace: What role for development cooperation, Background paper, More information
Siegel, Melissa, Sonja Fransen & Michaella Vanore, 2010, Website Evaluation 'Geld Naar Huis': User-Friendliness, Effectiveness, and Financial Sustainability, External policy report, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, More information
Siegel, Melissa, Michaella Vanore, R. Lucas & Chris de Neubourg, 2009, The Remittance Corridor between the Netherlands and Afghanistan, External policy report, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, More information

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