Ethnic Sorting in the Netherlands

27 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2007

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Aslan Zorlu

University of Amsterdam

Jan Latten

University of Amsterdam

Date Written: November 2007

Abstract

This paper examines the residential mobility behaviour of migrants and natives in the Netherlands using a rich administrative individual data file. The inclination to move and the choice of destination neighborhood are estimated, correcting for the selection bias of movers. Subsequently, the role of preferences in the mobility behaviour is implicitly derived from regression estimates. The analysis shows that the percentage of natives in the destination neighborhood is predicted to be about 18 percentage points lower for non-western migrants than for natives. About 65 percent of the differential is explained by their observable characteristics; the remaining part can largely be attributed to preferences and discrimination. No indication is found of the spatial assimilation of second-generation non-western migrants. On the other hand, the mobility pattern of the second-generation western migrants is similar to that of natives.

Keywords: migrants, residential segregation

JEL Classification: J1, J6, R3

Suggested Citation

Zorlu, Aslan and Latten, Jan, Ethnic Sorting in the Netherlands (November 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 3155. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1033375

Aslan Zorlu (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

Jan Latten

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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