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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 148 -- Net Migration Rate.

Immigration/Emigration Ratios-

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Notice how low France is, even with significant and well-known inflows of immigrants from North Africa and former French colonies. Sort of validates this article:

FRANCE is facing an unprecedented new-generation exodus as many of its disillusioned younger people leave in search of a better life abroad.

French organisations offering help to those seeking to emigrate have reported an increase in requests for assistance from young people.

Fed up with a country they describe as rigid, racist and old-fashioned, French youngsters are opting for a new start in Britain, Canada, America or New Zealand where they can find housing and jobs more easily than in France.

Unemployment among the under-25s in France stands at 23.3 per cent, and 40 per cent of 18-30 year-olds describe their financial state as "difficult".

So sad.

And, just for the record, I have no idea how (or if) this figure measures illegal immigration, particularly into the United States. I presume this is exclusively legal immigration.

Others of note:
Net immigration-
Russia: 1.03
Sweden: 1.67
Switzerland: 3.58
Denmark: 2.53
Belgium: 1.23
Croatia: 1.58
Singapore: 10.30
Hong Kong: 5.24
New Zealand: 3.83
Canada: 5.90

European Union: 1.50

Net emigration-
Mexico: -4.57
Cuba: -1.58
Bolivia: -1.27
Brazil: -0.03
Colombia: -0.31
Dominican Republic: -3.02
Ecuador: -6.07
El Salvador: -3.67
Guatemala: -1.63
Honduras: -1.95
Nicaragua: -1.19
Panama: -0.86
Peru: -1.03
China: -0.40
Saudi Arabia: -3.85
Pakistan: -1.67


Source:
CIA.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: The U.S. Senate, Hard At Work.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 August 2005 10:00 AM

Comments

How amazing to see the Ireland statistic, though I suspect it is the result of a "backlog" from a recent dispute they had with the EU over how many foreign refugees they had to admit. Still, they've come a long way since the Famine.

As for China: Gee, little net immigration to or emigration from a Communist dictatorship? Go figure.

Posted by: KipEsquire at August 24, 2005 10:10 AM

Ireland attracts a lot of immigrants due to booming economy and immigrant-friendly attitudes (quite a contrast with some continental European countries where employers often discriminate against non-natives). A lot of Eastern Europeans, in particular.

China's number looks small but, since their population is so big, -0.40 means half a million emmigrants.

I wonder about how Russia ends up with net immigration, rather than emmigration, given the poor state of their economy. Ethnic Russians fleeing Central Asia?

Posted by: Adrian at August 24, 2005 12:52 PM