Migration for welfare (WELLMIG)

Migration for welfare: nurses within three regimes of immigration and integration into the Norwegian welfare state (WELLMIG).

WELLMIG brings together the perspectives that migrants not only depend on, but also make significant contributions to the welfare state.


On the one hand, nurses - male and female - with education from their countries of origin contribute directly to the institutions of a Norwegian welfare state in need of hands to take care of an aging population. On the other hand, they also gain rights of access to benefits and welfare provisions. The combination of these two aspects brings to centre stage some of the dilemmas that arise when the welfare state encounters the globalization of labour. 

In this project, I collaborate with researchers in Norway and in Poland. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and directed by Professor Marie Louise Seeberg of NOVA. 


Goździak E. M. & Main I. (2020). Transnational Mobility and Socio-cultural Remittances: The Case of Polish Women in Norway and Poland. Ethnologia Europaea 50(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1207

Taylor Vaughn, Marie Louise Seeberg, Aslaug Gotehus (2020). Waiting: Migrant nurses in Norway. Time and Society  https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X19880145

Lubomiła Korzeniewska, Marta Bivand Erdal (2019). Deskilling unpacked: Comparing Filipino and Polish migrant nurses’ professional experiences in Norway. Migration Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnz053

Visit the project website to read our blog posts https://uni.oslomet.no/wellmig/

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