Economic Immigration : are there really countries closed to foreigners ?

from this Monday, mps debated in the national Assembly on the theme of immigration. In this area, particularly on the slope in the economy, countries are often

Economic Immigration : are there really countries closed to foreigners ?

from this Monday, mps debated in the national Assembly on the theme of immigration. In this area, particularly on the slope in the economy, countries are often classified - in a caricatural manner - in two separate camps: the "open" and "closed". And when we think of countries deemed to be "closed", some names immediately come to mind: Japan, Poland, Hungary... According to figures from the OECD, in 2018 the percentage of foreign-born persons among the total population, for example, is 1.8% in Poland and 5.5% in Hungary (by way of comparison, this figure reached 16% in Germany). These figures mean that these countries are almost completely closed to the arrival of foreign workers?

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Contacted by Le Figaro , Jean-Christophe Dumont, head, international migration division at the OECD, notes that a movement is ambivalent in countries deemed to be "closed". A ...

Updated Date: 09 October 2019, 00:00

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