November 4, 2019. Call for submissions for GLO/EHERO special sessions on Well-being Conference, August 25-28, 2020 in Rotterdam

You have labor and migration research dealing with well-being in a development context? Consider to contribute to the GLO/EHERO Special Sessions on Well-being at the 18th International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies ISQOLS Annual Conference on August 25-28, 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Note that the Submission deadline is January 15, 2020.


The Global Labor Organization (GLO) and the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) are organizing several special sessions at the 18th ISQOLS Conference (August 25-28, 2020, Rotterdam). We welcome submissions from the economics discipline related to two themes: “Labor, Development, and Well-being” and “Migration, Politics, and Well-being Research”.

Contributions to the theme “Labor, Development, and Well-being” can address topics related, but not limited, to the well-being causes and consequences of development, labor market arrangements, or migration.

Submissions for the theme “Migration, Politics and Well-being Research” can focus on the well-being causes and consequences of migration and migration policy and subjective well-being effects on political behavior, among others.

Presentation format

Each 90-minute special session will feature three papers. Each presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by 10-minute remarks by a discussant and a general discussion. We hope that this format will allow for a workshop-like atmosphere and more in-depth discussions of the individual papers.

Abstract and paper submission

Please submit a short abstract (250 words) by January 15, 2020 to and choose the symposium “GLO/EHERO Well-being Sessions” when submitting. Before the conference, we will contact you for submission of the full paper.


These sessions are part of the ISQOLS 2020 conference and conference fees for this conference have to be paid accordingly. More information on

GLO – EHERO organizers

Dr. Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen and GLO), Dr. Martijn Hendriks (EHERO) and Dr. Martijn Burger (EHERO)