The ‘Integration’ of People of Dutch Descent in Superdiverse Neighbourhoods

Maurice Crul*, Frans Lelie

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Abstract

In the past 40 years, researchers into migration and integration have focussed almost exclusively on migrants and their children. This one-sided focus has persisted, even though it is generally acknowledged that integration is a two-way process in which not only migrants, but also the established population play an important role (see, for example, Garces-Mascareňas and Penninx 2016; Martinovic 2013). Amsterdam and Rotterdam have both become majority-minority cities where now all ethnic population groups – including that of Dutch descent – form a numerical minority. This new reality makes it even more urgent to examine the group without a migration background. In cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam, only one out of three young people under the age of 15 are of Dutch descent (Crul 2016). The transformation of the former majority group to a numerical minority group may well be one of the most significant urban transformations of our time. The current backlash against migrants and refugees has made it clear that the integration of people of Dutch descent into today’s superdiverse majority-minority neighbourhoods and cities is a topic that begs attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMISCOE Research Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages191-207
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameIMISCOE Research Series
ISSN (Print)2364-4087
ISSN (Electronic)2364-4095

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, The Author(s).

Keywords

  • Dutch Descent
  • Ethnic Population Groups
  • Interethnic Friendships
  • Majority-minority City
  • Superdiversity

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