Monday, February 25, 2008

Checking out from the Hotel

Emigrating from the Netherlands.

Emigration from The Netherlands is historically high. A raport by a Dutch demographic institute, NIDI (Dutch), shows this. More than 130.000 people left the country. The Netherlands has a population of 16 million, so it is close to one percent. Important reason to check out from the hotel are:
- lack of room and quiet
- societal problems cause by pollution, crime and the multicultural society.

The number of emigrants grew by 67 percent since the year 2000.

The silver lining

A third of the emigrants is ethnically Dutch (44.000). Two thirds (88.000) are foreigners ("allochtononen"). Most of the emigrants are male have above average incomes. So as a result of this emigration the country becomes MORE homogenous.

The report is available as a pdf here. In Dutch.

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