Worldwide numbers are one thing, Europe is another.linguoboy wrote:Ludwig Whitby wrote:Immigrants tend to settle in cities.
Everyone tends to settle in cities. Urbanisation has just passed the halfway mark worldwide and is only projected to rise.
linguoboy wrote:Ludwig Whitby wrote:There is noticeable segregation, with some parts of the city having almost no immigrants, while others having a large number of them.
This varies by city. Moreover, places don't remain segregated just because they started out that way. The neighbourhood just south of where I live is called "Andersonville" because it was historically a concentration point of Swedish settlement. Nowadays more Somalis live there than Swedes.
Not only have immigrants been moving out to the suburbs for as long as these have existed, they're increasingly skipping urban neighbourhoods altogether and settling there directly. Again, suburbanisation of immigrant populations in the USA has passed the 50% mark and continues to rise:Overall, three quarters (76 percent) of the growth in the foreign-born population between 2000 and 2013 in the largest metro areas occurred in the suburbs. In 53 metro areas, the suburbs accounted for more than half of immigrant growth, including nine metros in which all of the growth occurred in the suburbs: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Los Angeles, Ogden, Rochester, and Salt Lake City.
USA is not Europe.
linguoboy wrote:Ludwig Whitby wrote:Immigrants have lower levels of employment.
Not always the case. In fact, in several EU countries, it's precisely the opposite. (See Figure 2. Compared to other EU countries, Sweden is actually the outlier in regards to the discrepancy between native-born and foreign-born employment rates. So, again, a terrible data point to make projections from.)
I don't have the time to go through each and every country, because not all immigrants are the same. What I see is that Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have similar levels of discrepancy. Spain, Portugal and Slovenia have low levels since most of the immigrants either know the language or can learn it within months, since they come from either South America or ex-Yugoslavia respectively.
I don't know much about the other countries and the reasons behind these numbers, and neither do you. What I do see is that countries with conservative immigration policy such as Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary and doing incredibly better than countries with open immigration policy such as Germany, France and the Netherlands,
linguoboy wrote:Ludwig Whitby wrote:I think it's safe to assume that what is happening today in the major cities of Sweden will happen in other major cities of Europe, if the immigration is not kept on a low level.
If you think that, then I think you need to go back to school. See if you can find a class on interpreting statistical data, and maybe study some sociology while you're at it.
Lol. Do you learn how to manipulate statistics and use them to support your ideology in school?