Estimation of the size of the population of Dutch Antilleans staying in the Netherlands without being officially registered

Estimation of the size of the population of Dutch Antilleans staying in the Netherlands without being officially registered

Summary

This report presents estimates of the number of Dutch Antilleans residing in the Netherlands without having been registered in the Municipal Base Administration [Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie, GBA]. The estimates are based on the so-called ‘capture-recapture’ method. Statistics Netherlands linked two systems, namely the GBA and the identification system used by the police [Herkenningsysteem, HKS]. The estimates are broken down according to age, gender, whether or not the individual has a criminal record, whether or not the individual is a hard drugs user, length of stay and marital status. The report also incorporates estimates with regard to the percentage of individuals from each group who appear in the police identification system. The ‘capture-recapture’ method functions on the basis of a number of basic assumptions. The tenability of these assumptions is discussed in detail.

Publication data

Author(s):
Heijden, P. van der, Zwane, E., Hessen, D.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Utrecht
Publisher:
IOPS - Universiteit Utrecht
Year of publication:
2006

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Address:
Universiteit Utrecht, Interuniversitaire Onderzoeksschool voor Psychometrie en Sociometrie