“Schrödinger’s Immigrant,” Or Why Immigrants Can Be Both Hardworking And Lazy At The Same Time
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Denis Sindic cultural studies and sociology researcher at the ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa | ISCTE · Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention (CIS).

 

                       

“Schrödinger’s Immigrant,” Or Why Immigrants Can Be Both Hardworking And Lazy At The Same Time

We all have heard the argument that immigrants take jobs away from people born in the country. But we also all have heard the argument they are a drain on a country's resources by taking advantage of social security benefits. As some have pointed out, there seems to be a contradiction between these two arguments. At the very least, each implies a very different portrait of immigrants: one in which they are eager to take any work offered to them,...

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