Volume 84, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816


In between the Netherlands and Morocco.

Where do Dutch Moroccan return migrants and abandoned children in Morocco feel at home? .

Return migrant and abandoned children form a largely neglected research field. For years Dutch policy makers have been asked to pay attention to Dutch Moroccan children in Morocco, but without much result. These children often grew up in the Netherlands and the question arises whether they are able to feel at home in Morocco. A main explanatory factor is age: return migrant children tend to be older at the point of return and strongly wish to return to the Netherlands, while younger abandoned children tend to identify with both countries. However, they also wish to go to the Netherlands one day, which seems to result from the process of intergenerational transmission.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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