Foreign Direct Investment and International Migration to Dutch Cities
This article assesses the push- and pull-factor explanation in Sassen’s theory on migration from newly industrialising countries to cities in OECD countries separately. The former explanation argues that foreign direct investments spawn migration flows to the country where these investments stem from. The pull-factor explanation revolves around demand for low-skilled workers in cities due to the clustering of advanced producer services. It is found that Dutch investment flows indeed function as a push factor for migration to Dutch cities, but that the local settlement of immigrants is not related to the clustering of advanced producer services.
|Keywords||Dutch cities, Sassen, foreign direct investment, international migration, push- and pull-factor|
|Note||Forthcoming in Urban Studies|