Migrants’ Post‐Return Wellbeing: A View From the Caucasus
Lietaert's article presents a new lens for examining reintegration through a wellbeing analytical framework, since this approach captures contextual differences, self-chosen points of reference, and summarizes a multitude of outcomes. Through a qualitative analysis of longitudinal data from interviews with assisted returnees to Armenia and Georgia, this article reveals which components were highly influential for changes in wellbeing in this particular geographical and social context. By doing so, it highlights social and individual meanings and priorities, and linkages with pre-and post-return context and personal trajectories. Exploring how these components ultimately relate to overall post-return wellbeing, this contribution highlights different connections, contrasts and interactions between components and as such highlights the efforts that need to be done include elements such as agency, belonging, value priority and context specific or social meanings in measuring reintegration. This contribution highlights that return and reintegration policies should consider wellbeing within their approaches to provide improved support to returnees.