Niamh Heaney There are positive consequences for both

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Niamh Heaney

Niamh Heaney

There are positive consequences for both the donor and host country

There are positive consequences for both the donor and host country

� Can use migrants to fill vacant jobs � Allows industries to find skilled

� Can use migrants to fill vacant jobs � Allows industries to find skilled workers � Their taxes contribute towards running the country � A better awareness of different cultures

� The money migrants send home is incredibly important to their economy. This is

� The money migrants send home is incredibly important to their economy. This is called remittance. � Migrants may learn important skills that they can bring back to their home country and benefit their economy further.

BUT There also negatives for both donor and host country

BUT There also negatives for both donor and host country

� Due to migrants looking for work when they first arrive it may put

� Due to migrants looking for work when they first arrive it may put strain on health, education and transport facilities � Migrants may not have the language skills to improve job prospects and this may also lead to racism and discrimination in the workplace � Reality of living in a new country may not live up to the expectations of the migrants

� People with technical skills are more likely to leave, leading to a brain

� People with technical skills are more likely to leave, leading to a brain drain therefore leading to the prevention of full economic development � This is being experienced in Africa currently but was also an issue in Ireland in the 1980’s � The investment in education for migrants is lost when they leave the country � This also leads to loss of potential tax contribution and spending power