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More immigrants in Denmark heads direct to the ghettos

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Denmark has seen the amount of non European immigrant families living in deprived areas or what is known as ghetto explode within the past years despite government pledges to curb such disparity.

Although the Danish government since taking office in late 2001 had it as a stated goal of reducing the proportion of immigrants from non-western countries in its 26 disadvantaged neighbourhoods, it's gone just the opposite, writes Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.


The proportions of immigrants that have headed to the ghettos have grown by 7.8 percent, in the period 2003 - 2010, according to the government's own statement. On average, almost two and out of three residents - 63.5 percent, of immigrants or descendants from non-western countries. This is contrary to 58.9 percent in 2003 according Jyllands - Posten.

The new figures are provided in a response from the Social Minister Benedikte Kir to the Social Democrats' social spokesman Mette Frederiksen, who is not impressed.

“The numbers tell quite clearly that the government's ghetto efforts have failed. It has for 10 years talked about how important it is to change the mix of residents in the ghettos, and it's gone the opposite direction,” she says to Jyllands-Posten.
By Scancomark.se Team

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