We address the influence of both the ethnic composition of the neighborhood and the ethnicity of individual residents on moving out of neighborhoods in the Netherlands. Using the Housing Research Netherlands survey and multinomial logistic regression analyses of moving out versus not moving or moving within the neighborhood, we found that ethnicity at the individual level was not of much importance for moving out. The combination of ethnicity at the individual level and the neighborhood level, however, appeared to be a rather important explanation of geographical mobility. Ethnic minorities are more likely than native Dutch to move within neighborhoods, and less likely to move away from them, as the share of non-western minorities in those neighborhoods increases. Native Dutch move away more frequently than ethnic minorities as the share of non-western ethnic minorities in neighborhoods is greater. These results suggest ethnic enclave formation or place stratification in the Netherlands.

Ethnicity, Logistic regression, Migration, Neighborhood, Residential mobility, Segregation, The Netherlands
dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11113-009-9166-1, hdl.handle.net/1765/20190
Population Research and Policy Review
Department of Sociology

Schaake, K, Burgers, J.P.L, & Mulder, C.H. (2010). Ethnicity at the individual and neighborhood level as an explanation for moving out of the neighborhood. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(4), 593–608. doi:10.1007/s11113-009-9166-1