Belgium is not attractive

Belgium is not attractive

Less than 1 percent of the people from the Sub-Sahara wants to go to Belgium. Highly-educated people from all over the world prefer other places.

If everyone in the world are planning to migrate would run, it would be the Belgian population with 17 percent growth. In comparison with other European countries, our country is not so attractive. The netherlands would be its population with a 29 percent increase, Spain with 36%, France with 44% and Germany with 45 percent.

This is evident from a recent survey from Gallup, that for representative samples from 152 countries to the population has asked for or they want to migrate, and if so to where. As to be expected, are the most popular countries for New Zealand (+231 per cent), Singapore (+225 percent) and Iceland (+208%). For clarity, the figures show the attractiveness of a country, the are no indicators for the concrete migration plans of people.

What is striking, is that the inhabitants of the sub-Saharan africa (the area south of the Sahara) Belgium total scores. Almost one in three sub-Saharianen dreams of the United States, 7 percent would go to France or the United Kingdom, migrating, 5 percent to Canada.

“Less than 1 percent of the inhabitants of the Sub-Sahara would want to move to Belgium,” says Julie Ray, a researcher at Gallup.

Brain drain
Migratiedeskundigen go tend to believe that migration has a positive impact, both for the country of origin and the new homeland. Almost all European countries, find that the educational level of the population would rise, if all would-be migrants, their wish would run. Only in Belgium would the average opleidingspeil by as much as 10 percent. Concretely, this means that the share of the population with at least a bachelor’s degree in the total population by 10 percent would drop.

According to Julie Ray is that because in Belgium, one in four highly educated individuals indicates to want to leave, while only 15 percent of the highly skilled worldwide to our country would want to come. At that level of scoring we much worse than our neighbouring countries, where less highly-educated people in their country want to leave. In addition, we would especially low-skilled workers attract.

“There is a lot of work on the shelf for the Belgian educational and research centres around the world, to make it clear that they are appealing,” says Ray. She notes that the United Kingdom also a brain would know. For the Brexit debate rose to the level of education after migration, with 21 percent, now would the country’s 1 percent decline.

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