“Dutch Integration Test is a Barrier to Integration”

April 16 2013


Research by Ricky van Oers of Radbound University suggests that the citizenship which immigrants have to take to live in the Netherlands or to acquire Dutch nationality has the opposite effect of stimulating integration. Van Oers says 25% of people who take the test fail it, and a significant portion ignore it all together, commenting “The barrier to taking this test, which people now have to pay for themselves, is too high.”