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Immigrant migration dynamics model for The Netherlands

Abstract

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.

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Bijwaard, G.E. Immigrant migration dynamics model for The Netherlands. J Popul Econ 23, 1213–1247 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-008-0228-1

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Keywords

  • Return migration
  • Migration dynamics
  • Mover–stayer model

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  • J10
  • C41