The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country

J.C. van Ours, J.M.C. Veenman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconometrics
Number of pages25
Volume1999-117
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume1999-117

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • ethnic minorities
  • immigrant workers

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    van Ours, J. C., & Veenman, J. M. C. (1999). The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 1999-117). Econometrics.