IMMIGRATION ISSUES IN EUROPE.Many European countries are growing primarily because they have a net inflow of immigrants. Since immigrants are often young and usually have higher fertility rates than natives, they may also help to increase the rate of natural increase once they have settled in a country.
The average annual flow of immigrants in Europe more than doubled during the 1990s compared with the previous decade, reaching an average of about 800,000 people per year. Ignazio Visco, chief economist of the OECD OECD: see Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. , points out that this rate is similar to that experienced in the United States. When the population size is taken into account, however, the European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community receives about 5 immigrants per 1,000 inhabitants
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The adverse effects of immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. on the host country?s labor market labor market A place where labor is exchanged for wages; an LM is defined by geography, education and technical expertise, occupation, licensure or certification requirements, and job experience receive a lot of attention, but the host country also gets economic benefit from immigrants, such as an easing of the economic and fiscal pressures of declining and aging populations.
SOURCE: OECD In Washington. Extracted from a speech by Ignazio Visco, OECD chief economist. A pdf file of the entire speech is available by e-mailing <firstname.lastname@example.org> and requesting ?Immigration, Development, and the Labour Market.?