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The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country

Jan van Ours () and Justus Veenman ()
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Justus Veenman: Erasmus University Rotterdam

No 80, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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.

Keywords: immigrant workers; ethnic minorities; Immigration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999-12
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Published in: K. Zimmerman (ed.) European Migration: What Do We Know? Oxford: OUP, 2005

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