The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands

35 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2001

See all articles by Jan C. van Ours

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: May 2001

Abstract

Since the mid-1960's the Netherlands has had an immigration surplus, mainly because of manpower recruitment from Turkey and Morocco and immigration from the former Dutch colony of Surinam. Immigrants have a weak labor market position, which is related to their educational level and language skills. Children and grandchildren of immigrants are expected to have a better chance of integration into Dutch society. In this paper we investigate whether this is true with respect to the educational attainment of second generation immigrants from Turkey, Morocco, Surinam and the Dutch Antilles.

Keywords: Immigration, Ethnic Minorities, Immigrant Workers

JEL Classification: J15, J61

Suggested Citation

van Ours, Jan C. and Veenman, Justus, The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands (May 2001). IZA Discussion Paper No. 297. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=270790

Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

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Justus Veenman

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

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Netherlands
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Tinbergen Institute

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Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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