Emigration of the Dutch and their search of the ‘Good Life’

Harry van Dalen, C.J.I.M. Henkens, H. Nicolaas

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For the first time since the 1950s the Netherlands is experiencing an emigration wave. A large-scale survey on the determinants of emigration has shown that most Dutch emigrants are in search of the good life: space, nature, peace and quiet and friendly people. Two years after having stated their intention to emigrate, 24 percent had actually left the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalDemos: Bulletin over Bevolking en Samenleving
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2008


  • emigration
  • Decision Making
  • intentions


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