Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)
Migration dynamics, impact of early life experiences on health and mortality, and applications of duration analysis
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Senior Researcher SEOR (2001–2004), Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Researcher at NYFER (1998–2001), Breukelen, the Netherlands
Postdoc at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004–2008)
PhD, Free University of Amsterdam, 2001
“Do high-income or low-income immigrants leave faster?” Journal of Development Economics 108 (2014): 54–68 (with J. Wahba).
“The impact of labor market dynamics on the return-migration of immigrants.” Review of Economics & Statistics 96 (2014): 483-494 (with C. Schluter and J. Wahba).
“The impact of changes in the marital status on return-migration of family migrants.” Journal of Population Economics 27:4 (2014): 961–997 (with S. van Doeselaar).
“Immigrant migration dynamics model for the Netherlands.” Journal of Population Economics 23:4 (2010): 1213–1247.
“Correcting for selective compliance in a re-employment bonus experiment.” Journal of Econometrics 125 (2005): 77–111 (with G. Ridder).
Both low- and high-income immigrants stay for a relatively short timeGovert E. Bijwaard, April 2015The majority of immigrants stay only temporarily in the host country. When many migrations are temporary, it is important to know who leaves and who stays, and why. The key questions for the host country are whether immigrants are net contributors to the welfare system and whether migrants assimilate quickly. The key questions for the home country are whether migrants return and who returns. The host country gains when unsuccessful migrants leave, while the home country may gain when successful migrants leave. Empirical evidence reveals that both low-income-earning and high-income-earning migrants leave the host country quite soon.MoreLess