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World the immigrants cost nothing (or almost) to the state, according to the OECD

14:50  28 october  2021
14:50  28 october  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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"the contribution of immigrants in the form of taxes and contributions is greater than the expenses that countries devote to their social protection, their health And their education ", concludes the organization in its report.

  Les immigrés ne coûtent rien (ou presque) à l'Etat, selon l'OCDE © Provided by FranceInfo

What is the "budget impact" of immigration for a state? The OECD has published on Thursday, October 28, a study on the subject. By making the ratio between the contributions paid by the immigrants and the public spending of the state, it concludes that the cost is equilibrated and that it can even be positive. "In all countries, the contribution of immigrants in the form of taxes and contributions is greater than the expenses that countries devote to their social protection, their health and their education," writes the OECD in this report.

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In France, for example, the net fiscal contribution of abroad born is 1.02% of GDP, therefore, slightly surplus, against an average of 1.56% across all countries. "What focuses on public debate, particularly in France, it is the cost that immigration can be represented in terms of social spending, health, etc." Analysis Christophe Dumont, Head of the OECD Migration Division, interviewed by AFP.

"It is shown that this question should not be observed, because when it is reported, it is observed that the contribution is positive until the consideration of military expenditure and the public debt."

Christophe Dumont, an OECD migration specialist

interrogated by AFP

a population "which contributes much"

indeed, the trend reverses slightly when the calculation includes the defense budget and the repayment of the debt public, which do not concern immigrants but the entire population. In this case, the contribution becomes negative for France (-0.85%) as for the average of the 25 countries studied (-0.16). "The budget impact of immigrants is low", summarizes Ana Damascus of Matos, author of the study, the first on the subject since 2013.

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"If we count all that the State exists on migrants, health In public lighting, passing through the police and allowances, and what they contribute, we will always find a clear budget contribution difference between -1 and + 1% of GDP. "

Ana Damascus of Matos, Economist, Author of the study

at AFP

These data "reflect the migratory history of each country", estimates the economist. "In the countries where there has been a lot of recent and young immigration, we will have a more positive contribution, as in Italy or Spain. And vice versa. France, it, is in an intermediate situation" with a population immigrant more aging.

There is "a quiproquo between the individual situation of immigrants and the impact of all their population", esteem Lionel Ragot, Professor of Economics at Paris-Nanterre University, who had studied himself. Budget impact of immigration in France between 1979 and 2011. "Individually, they are more unemployed, perceive more benefits, it's true. This is the shortcut that is often put forward to say that they cost them Very expensive in France, it notes. Except that this individual result is offset by an age structure, with immigrants who are often in the labor force and therefore contribute a lot. "

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