Multiculturalism makes you happyby Mattia Rosini - 2012.08.08
Immigration rhymes with happiness. At least in Germany. And not only for foreigners but also for the Germans themselves. It was revealed by a research conduceted by the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit in Bonn, who has examined the effect of newcomers on the lives of the native. The result is that immigrants have a beneficial effect on the Teutonic mood, especially if they are well integrated economically and culturally. The labor market dynamic, in fact, does not put in competition foreigners and Germans, who show to appreciate more and more cultural mix that it has been created in the big cities. Moreover, they are happy to be able to vary their diet, adding to the classics Würste Italian, Turkish and Vietnamese specialities.
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