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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.
Read the article and comment on the European experiences in this respect in your journal.
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Humanity dictates that the rich world admit refugees, irrespective of the economic impact.
But the economics of the influx still matters, not least because it colours perceptions of
the new arrivals. One fear is that immigrants will compete for work and drag down wages.
Another is that they will pinch the public purse.

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