|Publication date||16 August 2011|
|Number of pages|
|ISBN/ISSN/other||978 90 377 0529 4|
Original title: Chinese Nederlanders
This report presents the first national picture of the position of the Chinese community in the Netherlands. A large-scale survey was conducted among persons of Chinese origin living in the Netherlands, with the aim of answering questions on a wide range of topics which shed light on how the Dutch Chinese community is faring. The report devotes attention among other things to their position in education, on the labour market and on the housing market. It also describes their proficiency in the Dutch language, their health status, interethnic contacts and ties to both the Netherlands and their own ethnic group. A key question concerns the progress made by the second generation of Chinese migrants compared to their first-generation counterparts.
This study was carried out at the request of the Housing, Communities and Integration Directorate at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
Mérove Gijsberts has worked in the Education and Minorities research group at SCP since 2002. She carries out research on the position of non-Western migrants and their children and is editor of the periodic Annual Integration Report (Jaarrapport Integratie).
Willem Huijnk studied Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen. He obtained his doctorate at Utrecht University in 2011 with a study on family ties and interethnic relationships. He is presently employed in the Education and Minorities research group at SCP.
Ria Vogels is a cultural anthropologist. She has worked in the Education and Minorities research group at SCP since 1999. Her earlier publications include works on the social position of the Chinese community in the Netherlands.