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Netherlands: Elderly migrants live segregated lives

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  • AGE & GENDER
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The Netherlands has about one hundred special residences for older migrants. Most are located in Amsterdam and The Hague. Data recently published by the Knowledge Platform Integration and Society (KIS) reveal that the majority of these residences provide services to mainly one specific culture: Surinamese, native Dutch, Moroccan, etc. This results in elderly migrants living segregated lives.

When taking a closer look at specific cities, Amsterdam has many residential groups for Surinamese elders while The Hague special residences for example  mostly target Indian Dutch and Hindu Dutch. The residences in Rotterdam are less segregated.

Overall, intercultural residences are scarce in the Netherlands, so are intercultural nursing homes and home-care services.

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List of residences for older migrants