By J. Ex (auth.)

People usually are not so firmly rooted as they was once. The higher frequency, at the very least within the Western global, with which individuals movement apartment could be obvious from the records. Many migrate voluntarily, or less than compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different components of the rustic or in different elements of the realm. the issues which face those people who are obliged to settle in other places became concerns of nationwide and overseas political significance. of contemporary years they've got additionally turn into the topics of sociological and socio-psychological study. The mental examine of which this booklet supplies an account came about between households who a few years in the past emigrated from what used to be then referred to as the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands. Dutch is the language spoken from their early life. Born and bred in one other a part of the area they embarked in teams to the Nether­ lands, which they'd by no means obvious prior to, while the rustic they lived in turned autonomous. without doubt they'd a vibrant photo of the Netherlands. It was once the mum nation; that they had heard very much approximately it throughout the easy schooling that they had bought. They have been conversant in it via photographs and during the touch, even though superficial, with representatives of the ruling state. the army carrier which had performed such an enormous half within the lives of the male adults had made them suppose certain up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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Neither gave a significant result. 45 EVALUATION OF THE NEW WAY OF LIFE j j . " '2 if 0 . I'! 5·" . ~jk ::9 I'! I'! .. :J • • &! " • 11 co a -; • f! - be 1"11 A ... • • ! ~ I (fI + + N + + o ~ I 0 46 EVALUATION OF THE NEW WAY OF LIFE conviction that he was regarded by the West European, and especially by the Dutch, as an inferior kind of human being. Although the Dutchman's behaviour and conduct in the Netherlands seemed to underline this idea of inferiority less saliently than in Indonesia, the notion itself was still held.

Possibilities of extra earning in the Netherlands appeared nonexistent for the refugees, while the chances of climbing up the financial and functional scale were very small. The latter was partly due to the fact that the Dutch diplomas, which the refugees did not have, were required for all sorts of functions. As an explanation of the presumption expressed above, a few remarks made by the refugees may serve: "A house of one's own brings more worries. You know what the matter is? " "We worry about just one thing: that you live with furniture that is not yet paid for.

25 WAY OF LIFE sons easily fit into the classes of spontaneous themes, together with the fact that the two most heavily weighted reasons measured proportionally - belong to the first and second of the categories listed above, have led us to use these four categories, as general viewpoints in the more detailed description of the refugees' circumstances. TABLE 3. Percentage of families believing a certain theme to be the cause of their not feeling at home in the Netherlands * The themes 1. The people and their behaviour nr' = 31 IV = 30 nr' = III II nr' 23 27 45 23 33 50 53 70 29 27 10 2.

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