Moving behaviour in the Netherlands. A quantitative analysis of the influence of ethnicity on moving behaviour

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Ethnic clustering is still persistent in The Netherlands nowadays. The causes of this clustering have been previously researched, but no comprehensive explanation can be found so far. In order to better understand patterns of ethnic segregation, it is important to look at moving behaviour of the Dutch population. This research investigates the influence of ethnicity on moving behaviour in The Netherlands. A focus is placed on the potential existence of reinforcing effects of urbanity and housing market conditions on the influence of ethnicity in relation to moving behaviour. To examine this influence, logistic regressions were carried out by using the WoON 2018 dataset, provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Native Dutch, Non-Western and Western respondents are compared in terms of the formation of moving intentions and the ability of actualising these moving intentions. A further distinction is made between different housing market conditions and whether respondents reside in urban or rural areas. The statistical analyses provided useful findings regarding ethnicity and moving behaviour. It shows that non-Western people have a significantly higher chance of having moving intentions and a significantly lower chance of actualising their moving intentions. This ability further decreases in tight housing markets. Whether people reside in urban or rural areas seemed to not have a significant influence on the formation of moving intentions, nor on the ability to actualise moving intentions. For Western minorities, it showed that they have a significantly lower chance of actualising their moving intentions, and this effect is reinforced in loose housing markets.
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