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Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts

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This article from The Economist puts the finger on the painful question of the "economic cost" of hosting refugees.
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Economic Costs

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This article sheds light on how much the influx of migrants into Europe is perceived as burdensome, despite actually being slightly beneficial. As many countries in Western and Northern Europe face aging populations and declining birth rates, migrants provide an opportunity to enhance the working population since per this article, they tend to be of a younger demographic.

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