Annual report on integration by The Netherlands Institute for Social Research

The annual report on integration from the Netherlands’ Institute for Social Research (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau) was released in December 2009.

This report is designed to track the trends in immigration in the country, providing demographic information and statistics. The Netherlands’ Moroccan and Turkish populations, and particularly their second-generations, feature prominently in the report, followed by populations of Surinamese, Somalian, and Chinese background.

The report provides information on language, living conditions, employment, criminality, and social/cultural status among the country’s many diverse immigrant communities. Special chapters address the position of women, and of youth from non-western backgrounds.

Report:

http://www.vrom.nl/Docs/Jaarrapport%20Integratie%202009.pdf

Homepage Netherlands Institute for Social Research:

www.scp.nl/english

Moroccans in the Netherlands speak more Dutch at home

The annual report from the Netherlands’ Institute for Social Research (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau) reveals that Moroccans in the Netherlands speak more Dutch at home.

The report notes that in 1996 all parents of school-age kids spoke Turkish or Moroccan at home. Among Turkish parents this percentage barely decreased, but among Moroccan parents, 20 percent now speak Dutch at home.