Denmark in the top ten of world’s best counties to be an immigrant – The Post

Denmark in the top ten of world’s best counties to be an immigrant

Nordic neighbour Sweden in first place

Immigrants often head toward Nordic flags (photo: Bep)
July 11th, 2017 11:51 am| by Ray W
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Denmark and its Nordic cousins are some of the best countries in the world to be an immigrant, according to a study complied by U.S. News and World Report.

The study looked at measures such as economic stability, income equality and job markets to create its list, using a survey of the opinions of more than 21,000 people from all walks of life.



Data from the World Bank and the United Nations on migrant populations in different countries was also used.

Trumped up?
Immigration in Sweden became a hot topic in the US this year, when President Trump suggested that immigration had led to problems and that Sweden should serve as a model for the US limiting immigration.

“They took in large numbers and they are having problems like they never thought possible,” Trump said.

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Sweden has become a popular destination for refugees from Africa and the Middle East over the past few years, taking in more per capita than any other European nation.

A Nordic sweep
Sweden was number one, but Norway, Finland and Denmark also took places in the top 10, largely due to favourable perceptions about their economies and commitment to income equality.