Little evidence that migrants cost more than they make - ILO

| Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 9:31am



There is little evidence that migrants cost host countries' economies more than they contribute, according to a joint report released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The report examined the impact of migrants in countries like Argentina, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa and Thailand, among others.

It found that in most of the countries, migrants displayed higher labour force participation and employment rates than native-born workers.

But many of them are doing low-quality work, in poor working conditions.

Matt Wells, United Nations/GBCONLINE.