Out of all OECD countries, Luxembourg has the highest percentage of foreigners in relation to its total population, and this percentage is rising steadily. In January 2009, foreigners accounted for 44 % of a total population of 493 500, as compared
with 43 % in 2008 and 41 % in 2005. In 2008, net migration (7 700 persons) accounted for nearly 80 % of population growth, and only foreigners made a positive contribution to the natural balance. The totality of Luxembourg's demographic
growth is therefore due to foreigners.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: June 1, 2010
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