FERB Ethical Approval

Marita Sakellaki

Dec. 27, 2020

The Refugee Wellbeing Monitor study receives the Utrecht University Ethical Review Board of the Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences approval

The Refugee Wellbeing Monitor study investigates subjective wellbeing in the asylum seekers/refugees population in the Netherlands. The indicators of subjective wellbeing are; general life satisfaction, satisfaction with education and work, satisfaction with health, satisfaction with finance, satisfaction with living, and satisfaction with social life.

A further aim is to explore potential predictors of differences in refugees’ response patterns based on demographic data. Nevertheless, we do not ask for any specifications/details. The insight into these predictors can be an important source of information for policymakers and stakeholders working with refugees.

The study planned starting date is the 1st of January 2020 and closes on the 31st of December 2025. A report will be published quarterly on our website with information about the development of the refugees’ subjective wellbeing in the Netherlands. With this information, recent trends can be picked up. For example, advice to address gaps in policy design can be made.