Personal income

The present study considers the personal income in the year following immigration of only those migrants who spent the entire year in the Netherlands. Personal income comprises the total of income from labour, income received from self-employment, income insurance benefits and social security benefits. Income insurance premiums have already been deducted from this amount.

Median personal income

The median is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups. The median is therefore not affected by extreme values, contrary to the average.