Thursday, 28 April 2011
A study published today by the French National Statistics Agency (INSEE) confirms what is already blindingly obvious to anyone with a clue. Immigration from third-world countries impoverishes the European countries that experience it; while immigration from other European countries is economically beneficial. The impoverishment from third-world immigration is not a temporary phenomenon. It does not relate only to the immigrants themselves, but to their descendants also.

According to the report, 10.6% of French people whose parents were French live below the poverty threshold (60% of average income), while 28.5% of immigrants do and 21.1% of people born in France to immigrant parents.

There are sharp differences in the economic prospects of those descended from immigrants depending on where the immigration was from. Only a negligible 1% difference in income levels was found between those born to French parents and those born to one or more parents who had immigrated from another European country. If the immigration had been from Africa, however, the difference was 30%. In fact, after the age of 25, those who immigrant parents from other European countries had an income 6% above the French norm. So these people were positively contributing to French prosperity and helping to offset the negative effects of non-European immigrants and their descendants, who were lowering the per capita GDP of France simply by being there.

Note that these figures relate only to metropolitan France (i.e. it excludes the distant third-world territories that are considered part of France) and because of provisional restrictions that expire soon, France has not experienced much immigration from Eastern Europe.

Source: Le Monde

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