The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country

33 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2001

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Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

Justus Veenman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute for Sociological and Economic Research; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: December 1999

Abstract

Since the mid-1960s, the Netherlands has an immigration surplus, mainly because of manpower recruitment from Turkey and Morocco and because of immigration from the former Dutch colony of Surinam. Immigrant workers have a weak labour market position, which is mainly related to their educational level and language skills. Children and grandchildren of immigrants are expected to have better chances to integrate into Dutch society. Nevertheless, specific policy measures are needed to avoid social exclusion of current immigrant workers.

JEL Classification: J15, J61

Suggested Citation

van Ours, Jan C. and Veenman, Justus, The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country (December 1999). IZA Discussion Paper No. 80. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=217768

Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 2880 (Phone)
+31 13 466 3042 (Fax)

University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

Justus Veenman

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute for Sociological and Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31 10 408 2776 (Phone)
+31 10 408 9141 (Fax)

Tinbergen Institute

Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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