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

  • Joop Hartog
  • Rainer Winkelmann
Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)

Abstract

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joop Hartog
    • 1
  • Rainer Winkelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Afdeling Algemene EconomieUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Socioeconomic InstituteUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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