Migrant workers’ motivation
April 2013, London
What is it that attracts immigrants here – benefits, culture, location, or something else? I doubt we will ever agree on any of these answers, but whatever each of us happen to believe (which is largely influenced by personal experiences) it is only fair to remember some facts. For example, the fact that countries like Italy and Spain have always been and will continue to be Romanians’ preferred destination, because of language and cultural similarity.
And it has already been established, both by political leaders and by academic and practitioner research (such as the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, the Migrants Resource Centre) that immigration motivated by benefits is a myth (please click here and here to see two examples).