Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Unsuccessful subjective well-being assimilation among immigrants: The role of faltering perceptions of the host society.

Journal of Happiness Studies, forthcoming. (with Martijn Burger)

Steering towards happiness: An experience sampling study on the determinants of happiness of truck drivers. 
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, forthcoming. (with Indy Wijngaards and Martijn Burger)

Bringing happiness into the study of migration and its consequences: What, why, and how?
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 2019. (with David Bartram)

 

The silver linings of lottery play: Motivation and subjective well-being of British lottery participants.
Applied Economics Letters, 2016. (with Martijn Burger, Emma Pleeging and Peter van der Zwan)

 

Macro-conditions and immigrants' happiness: Is moving to a wealthy country all that matters?.
Social Science Research, 2016. (with David Bartram)

Why are locals happier than internal migrants? The role of daily life.
Social Indicators Research, 2016. (with Kai Ludwigs and Ruut Veenhoven)

 

The happiness of international migrants: A review of research findings.
Migration Studies, 2015.

Chapters in International Books or Reports

Do international migrants increase their happiness and that of their families by migrating?

World Happiness Report, 2018. (with Martijn Burger, Julie Ray, and Neli Esipova)

Happiness consequences of international migration. 

CaliBRANDO (policy brief), 2018. 

International migration decisions and happiness: The Migration Happiness Atlas as a community development initiative. Routledge Handbook of Community Development, 2018. (with Kai Ludwigs and David Bartram)

Happiness insights into migration policy and choice behavior of immigrants.

New Dimensions in Community Well-Being, 2017.

Chapters in Dutch Books or Reports

Gelukkige publieke sector voor een gelukkige samenleving. 

Gelukt werkt door, 2018. (with Martijn Burger)

 

De geluksatlas.

Atlas voor gemeenten, 2017. (with Martijn Burger, Gerard Marlet, Frank van Oort, Gerard Marlet, and Clemens van Woerkens)

Geluk, werktevredenheid, en productiviteit. 

Het rendement van geluk: Inzichten uit wetenschap en praktijk, 2014.

Dissertation

Migrant Happiness: Insights into the broad well-being outcomes of migration and its determinants.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2018.

Blogs

Does migration increase happiness? It depends. 

Migration Information Source (Migration Policy Institute), 2018.

Migratie draagt bij aan een gelukkigere wereld. 

Sociale vraagstukken, 2018.