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AuthorHofstede, Barend Peter. author
TitleThwarted Exodus [electronic resource] : Post-War Overseas Migration from the Netherlands / by Barend Peter Hofstede
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1964
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Descript XIV, 209 p. online resource


Much has been written about Netherlands emigration since the Second World War. In the course of years opinions on the subject have been advanced by the Government, by political and religious groups, by employers' and workers' organizations and by representยญ atives of the sodal sdences. As times and drcumstances changed, certain of these opinions also changed. Befjer remarks in this connecยญ tion : "Opinions as to whether or not it is a good thing to emigrate are divided and are strongly influenced by the good and bad trend of affairs in the political, sodal and economic fields, apart from subjective influences which contribute in considerable measure to the formation of such opinions. "l Thanks to a number of sdentific studies, actual knowledge of the emigration phenomenon in the Netherlands soon after the war gradually increased. But in various quarters stereotyped conceptions, rooted in the prevailing cultural systems, had taken hold round this process. Hence it could not be expected to move aside immediately to make room for the cautiously fotmulated discoveries of sodal research. Among the great merits 2 of Haveman is the fact that not only did he inspire and stimulate this research, he also lost no time in making full use of the results 3 thereof during his period of office


I. A Post-War Phenomenon -- Emigration Prior to 1940 -- The Second World war -- The Situation in the Netherlands Immediately after the war -- Factors Connected with the Urge to Emigrate -- The General Situation in 1948 -- A Lost Generation? -- The Unsettled Emigration Climate -- II. The Government Versus Private Organizations -- Government Concern with Emigration Prior to 1940 -- The Denominational Emigration Organizations Prior to 1940 -- Clay and Sand: The two Poles of Agrarian Emigration -- Growing Government Interference after 1945 -- Two Guiding Principles for the Granting of Subsidies -- Collision with the Social Organizations -- Compromise and Strategy -- III. Policy, Planning and Prognoses -- The Fear of Poverty -- The Fear of โ{128}{156}Over-Populationโ{128}{157} -- Population Problems and Emigration Policy -- Industrialization and Emigration -- The Bottle-Neck of โ{128}{156}Emigration Planningโ{128}{157} in a Democratic System -- โ{128}{156}Planned Migrationโ{128}{157} in the Light of Actual Developments -- IV. Organized Emigration in Practice -- Vertical Ideological Pluralism in the Netherlands -- The Organization of the Voluntary Agencies -- Emigration Procedure -- Government Policy and Group Policy -- V. Socioreligious Group Characteristics -- Religious Denomination and Country of Destination -- Registration Organ and Country of Destination -- Registration Organ and Religious Denomination -- Emigrant, Registration Organ and Religious Denomination -- Socioreligious Structure and the Continuity of Emigration -- VI. At Group Level: Points of View and Attitudes Adopted with Reference to Emigration -- The Roman Catholics -- The Calvinists -- Remaining Groups -- VII. The Dynamics of Social Change -- Increased Prosperity and Communication -- The Integration of Parts. a New Frame of Reference -- New Conceptions Regarding the Population Problem -- The Netherlands and European Migration -- VIII. Adaptation of the Emigration Policy -- Increasing Isolation -- Two Specific Drawbacks -- Those who Returned -- Criticism of the Emigration Policy -- The Defence -- From โ{128}{156}Activeโ{128}{157} Policy to โ{128}{156}Positiveโ{128}{157} Policy -- Summary and Conclusions -- Thwarted Exodus -- The Group Character of Netherlands Emigration -- The Conservative Type of Migration -- Appendices -- 1. Adjoining chapter V, โ{128}{156}Emigrant, registration organ and religious denomination.โ{128}{157} Primary and/or sociologically relevant data -- 2. Idem. Questions directly connected with emigration -- 3. Migration to and from the Netherlands, 1900โ{128}{147}1962 -- References

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