October 2000

IZA DP No. 208: Dutch Migrants in New Zealand: Did they Fare Well?

published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 683-705

We analyse postwar 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 simultaneously with the migration decision. We use the results for ex post evaluation of the migration decision.