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Principal concerns concentrating on the costs and benefits of immigration in developed countries

Dobra, Alexandra (2009): Principal concerns concentrating on the costs and benefits of immigration in developed countries.

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Abstract

The present paper aims to acquaint concisely about the principal concerns surrounding the theme immigration, founded in the literature. This acquaintance is ensured through first (comprising the first part of the corpus) a global view drawing the portrait of immigrants – by focusing on three main developed countries of immigration: the United Kingdom, Spain and France – and the reasons explaining the immigration phenomenon. Second, (comprising the second part of the corpus), an overall focus on the question of assessing, on the one hand the benefits and on the other hand the costs of immigration, through the exploitation of many theories and arguments – especially concentrated on the economic and fiscal aspects - each being illustrated with specific examples of various developed countries – thus giving a frame for intra and inter-continental comparisons and analysis. Lastly (comprising the third part of the corpus), this acquaintance is ensured through proceeding to the evaluation and comparison between costs and benefits – by presenting new arguments, more focused on the social and political aspects - in order to seize objectively whether costs overweight benefits or whether not.

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