05 Sep 2022

The article on “Migration Intent of Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kosovo” is finally published!

Our study on healthcare worker migration is now up on Journal for Environmental and Public Health Research – at MDPI (IF. 3.39)!

We surveyed Kosovo Healthcare Workers to explore their migration intent, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of the first studies in RKS 🇽🇰 exploring post-pandemic migration of HCWs. Our main findings are:

– Almost 15% of the sample declare intend to migrate, and ~24% report higher intent after COVID-19 pandemic;

– Wages and working conditions influence likelihood of migration intent

– Higher educated workers, and those in the private sector are more inclined to report aspiration to migrate

– Interpersonal relationships and attitude to the state response are also linked to migration intent.

This study was carried out in cooperation with the Trade Union of Health Federations in Kosovo.

Link of article: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/17/11122