How Labor Migrants Fare

Part of the series Population Economics pp 97-119

Comparing migrants to non-migrants: The case of Dutch migration to New Zealand

  • Joop HartogAffiliated withAfdeling Algemene Economie, University of Amsterdam
  • , Rainer WinkelmannAffiliated withSocioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich

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We analyse post-war Dutch migration to New Zealand. We document that history, reflect on analytical and econometric modelling and then combine a sample of Dutch migrants in New Zealand with a representative sample of Dutch in The Netherlands to estimate wage equations and the determinants of the migration decision. We use the results for ex post evaluation of the migration decision.

Key words

Dutch emigration New Zealand immigration returns to migration self-selection

JEL classification

F22 J61