Do migrants have lower health literacy?

I’m happy to announce the publication of a study on COVID-19-related health literacy. We find that the health literacy of most migrants was just as well as that of the general population, but identify a group of socioeconomically vulnerable migrants with lower levels of health literacy. Nationality is the wrong approach to capture differences in health literacy.

Ruedin, Didier, Johanna Probst, Philippe Wanner, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, and Patrick Bodenmann. 2022. ‘COVID-19-Related Health Literacy of Socioeconomically Vulnerable Migrant Groups’. International Journal of Public Health. 67:1604664.

This research was commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

Are we all transnationals? Studying multiple migrations using sequence analysis

A video abstract of our paper in IMR, taking the perspective of someone living in the country… (I could have done this from the perspective of the “migrant”).

(and yes, I know that there is more to transnationalism than moving to another country)

Zufferey, J., Steiner, I. and Ruedin, D. 2021. ‘The many forms of multiple migrations: Evidence from a sequence analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008’. International Migration Review. DOI55(1):254-279. DOI:10.1177/0197918320914239

Come and study with us at Neuchâtel!

Admissions are open until 30 April 2022, wide choice of courses, friendly atmosphere… and if you’re into migration, mobility, refugees, we’ve really got you covered with the MA in Migration and Citizenship — including options to study abroad. Come join us!

Hiring now: 3 PhD researchers — migration

We have currently three positions open for a project on how narratives of crisis influence discourses and policies of migration and mobility. The project is built around crisis narratives, how they evolve, and how they affect social behaviour (attitudes, discrimination), policies, as well as migration intentions, bridging disciplines as experimental sociology, history and political theory.

Deadline: 8 May 2022

Full call:

If this is not your thing, there are other positions by the NCCR on the move open at the moment, with deadlines in April, May, and June: