Immigration as a challenge to the Western countries at current stage

TERRA ECONOMICUS, , Vol. 12 (no. 1),
p. 115-122

At the end of the XX – beginning of the XXI century increasing of immigrants while the indigenous population is declining became a serious problem in developed Western countries. Adaptation of migrants is going hard. It aggravates economic and social problems in host countries, leads to rise of social tensions. However, in Europe, unlike North America, the situation gets even a political connotation due to the Islamist factor and the corresponding threats. In the academic community, the problem of migrants has been estimated differently. There are various approaches and offered ways of its solution. Adequate responses to challenges of the XXI century still do not exist.

Keywords: immigrants; economic and social problems; multiethnic society; multiculturalism

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Founder: Southern Federal University
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