Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1213–1247 | Cite as

Immigrant migration dynamics model for The Netherlands

  • Govert E. BijwaardEmail author
Original Paper


In this paper, we analyze the demographic factors that influence the migration dynamics of recent immigrants to The Netherlands. We show how we can allow for both permanent and temporary migrants. Results disclose differences among migrants by migration motive and by country of origin and lend support to our analytical framework. Combining both models, for departure and returning to The Netherlands, yields a framework for predicting the migration dynamics over the life-cycle. From the obtained insight in the dynamic composition of migrants in the country, important policy implications can be derived.


Return migration Migration dynamics Mover–stayer model 

JEL Classification

F22 J10 C41 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)The HagueThe Netherlands

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