‘It’s a Limited Kind of Happiness': Barriers to Achieving Human Well-being among Peruvian Migrants in London and Madrid

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Wright, K. 2010. ‘It’s a Limited Kind of Happiness': Barriers to Achieving Human Well-being among Peruvian Migrants in London and Madrid. Bulletin of Latin American Research. 29 (3), pp. 367-383.
AuthorsWright, K.
Abstract

This article examines migrants' self‐reported experiences via application of human well‐being approaches to deepen exploration of the barriers that migrants themselves identify in achieving their goals and getting their needs met. A focus on the construction of human well‐being can potentially provide a more holistic approach to debates on international migration. Discussions have focused on labour market integration, paying less emphasis to migrants as social agents and the psychosocial elements that they consider important for achieving human well‐being. This article applies human well‐being approaches to assess the barriers that Peruvian migrants identify in the contexts of London and Madrid.

JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
Journal citation29 (3), pp. 367-383
ISSN0261-3050
Year2010
PublisherWiley for Society for Latin American Studies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1470-9856.2010.00412.x
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-9856.2010.00412.x
Publication dates
Online02 Jun 2010
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Oct 2018
Copyright information© 2010 Society for Latin American Studies
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