Minorities Vital to U.K. Economy

Date 2001/3/10 22:46:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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UNITED KINGDOM, March 7, 2001: Ethnic minorities in the U.K. are being viewed in a different light. In order to deter the negative results of an aging population and falling birth rates, Britain needs a youthful work force to fund public pensions and health care. Minorities who start their own businesses and those who work in the transport and health industry have become vital to the U.K.'s economy. As a result, it has been proposed by a study done by Dr. Vaughan Robinson, head of the Migration Unit at Swansea University, that immigration be increased by at least 20%. This increase will keep the economy viable well into the 21st century.







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