Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33962
Authors: 
Bevelander, Pieter
Veenman, Justus
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2153
Abstract: 
This paper investigates Dutch immigrants' naturalisation decision and how naturalisation affects their employment chances and wages in the Netherlands. The population under consideration consists mainly of refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and former Yugoslavia, and a minority of immigrants from Turkey and Morocco. The data used come from the Dutch survey 'Social Position and Use of Public Utilities by Migrants' for the years 2002 and 2003. A multivariate analysis shows that higher educational levels and having obtained an education in the Netherlands positively affects naturalisation. In turn naturalisation is positively related to the job chances among immigrants and refugees. It is also positively related to wages among refugees, but not among Mediterranean immigrants who came to the Netherlands for various reasons.
Subjects: 
immigration
naturalisation
citizenship
socio-economic integration
JEL: 
F22
J61
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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