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“PISA etnisk 2005

Kompetencer hos danske og etniske elever i 9. klasser i Danmark 2005

… Halvdelen af alle indvandrerbørn gennemfører ikke en uddannelse ud over grundskoleniveau; 60 % af de indvandrerbørn, der påbegynder en erhvervsuddannelse, færdiggør den aldrig.”

“Pihl har undersøkt rundt 130 sakkyndige vurderinger ved to kontorer i Pedagogisk-psykologisk tjeneste (PP-tjenesten) i Oslo fra 2001-05. Elevene var fra 6 til 16 år.

- 21 prosent av elevene ble diagnostisert med intelligensnivå som lettere psykisk utviklingshemmet. 79 prosent av elevene hadde, ifølge PPT, lavere IQ enn gjennomsnittet. Det viser med stor tydelighet at minoritetselever blir tilskrevet lav IQ i uforholdsmessig stort omfang, sier Joron Pihl.”

The survey, conducted towards the end of last month, shows some 64 per cent of Britons believe the current level of immigration is making their country “a worse place to live”. The UK also scored the highest figure of any country in the survey when respondents were asked whether immigration had an adverse effect on state education and health systems. Some 63 per cent of Britons thought immigration levels made the National Health Service worse while 66 per cent said it made the state education system worse.

Six in 10 Spaniards said immigration was making their country a worse place to live.Some 67 per cent of Spanish respondents thought immigration to their country was making it harder to find a job, a figure well above those of other states. Some 32 per cent of Spaniards thought they were being paid less as a result of the number of immigrants entering the job market – again a figure considerably higher than in other states.

The poll shows that some 48 per cent of French respondents believe immigration has a negative impact on the economy, against 26 per cent who say it is positive.

Germany came last of any of the states when respondents were asked whether immigration was bad for the economy. Just 32 per cent of German respondents took this view, against 52 per cent who felt the same in the UK.

Immigration experts argue that fears are often based on false perceptions rather than facts. Although 40 per cent of Germans say immigration is making the country a worse place to live, Turkish emigration to Germany has declined dramatically since 2000. ”

“The crimewave that shames the world

It’s one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of ‘honour’. Nor is the problem confined to the Middle East: the contagion is spreading rapidly.
Iraqi Kurds, Palestinians in Jordan, Pakistan and Turkey appear to be the worst offenders but media freedoms in these countries may over-compensate for the secrecy which surrounds “honour” killings in Egypt – which untruthfully claims there are none – and other Middle East nations in the Gulf and the Levant.”

“THE HAGUE, 02/09/10 - Only 40 percent of Dutch people with a Turkish background actually feel Dutch, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reported yesterday.

The CBS surveyed the degree to which the four important immigrant groups identify themselves with the Netherlands. To this end, people were surveyed who were themselves born abroad, or who have at least one parent not born in the Netherlands.

Surinamese (79 percent) are most likely to feel Dutch. Possibly this is because they generally already spoke Dutch before their arrival - Surinam was in the past a Dutch colony.

Command of the Dutch language is the most important criteria for deducing to what extent someone feels Dutch, according to the CBS. Having work also encourages identification with the Netherlands. How much people earn plays no demonstrable role.

Among Antilleans (and Arubans), some 60 percent feel Dutch, followed by Moroccans with 50 percent. Turks have the lowest score at 40 percent. Among Turkish women, the figure is even slightly lower (38 percent).

Turks, Moroccans and Antilleans are more likely to feel Dutch if they have work than if they are not working, but among Surinamese, this makes no difference. Only 24 percent of Turks without a job feel Dutch.”

Babies to foreign mothers at record levels
The proportion of babies born to foreign mothers is at a record high, with migrants accounting for three quarters of births in some parts of the country.
One in four births in England and Wales last year were to a mother born overseas, according to the Office for National Statistics.
They accounted for 174,174 births, representing 24.7 per cent of the 706,248 new arrivals in 2009.
That was the highest proportion since the nationality of mothers started being recorded in 1969 and has doubled in the last 20 years alone.
The figures demonstrate how immigration can drive up the population beyond just the direct inflow of migrants.
The trend is also likely to continue growing because birth rates are higher among foreign mothers while the actual number of births to British mothers, while still the major proportion, fell by 2,463 last year.
In Newham, east London, foreign-born mothers accounted for 75.7 per cent of births last year, followed closely by Brent, north London, where they made up 73.4 per cent.
Migrant mothers also account for more births the older they get. Of the 1,619 children born to a woman aged 45 or over last year, some 30 per cent was made up by foreign mothers.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, said: “This is crystal clear evidence of the huge impact of mass immigration on not only the size but the nature of our population.
“It is deeply worrying to a great many people but there is still a reluctance to discuss it, let alone address it.”
The three most common countries of birth of non-UK born mothers were Pakistan, Poland and India, as has been the case since 2007, the figures showed.
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