Internal Migrations and Later-Life Mortality over the Life Course. the Netherlands, 19th-20th Centuries
Dolores Sesma Carlos, Radboud University
Our paper focuses on some of the understudied elements of the healthy migrant effects, as outlined above. The main aim of this paper is to detect selection effects in the area of origin and to explore the effects of various migration trajectories on mortality risks of internal migrants. Some of these trajectories might improve the health, while others might decrease it. In practice, we compare mortality risks of permanent residents in the area of origin and those who leave their municipality of birth.
The paper uses longitudinal micro data from the Historical Sample of the Netherland,1850-1940, which allows tracking life courses of permanent residents and internal migrants. Event History Analysis is utilized to analyse the relationship between migration status and all-cause mortality in infant, adult and older populations, controlling for age, sex, marital status, socio-economic status, and birth place. Special attention will be paid to the migration trajectories of migrants such as duration of residence and the type of environment they lived in.