Denmark is the 10th best country for immigrants

Denmark is the world’s 10th best place to be an immigrant according to Best Countries 2017, scoring 80 countries worldwide based on UN assessment and public perception.

Despite public scolding for pursuing a (too) strict immigration policy, Denmark is better than its recent reputation. At least if you are to believe the latest Best Countries for Immigrants rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

Denmark is in 10th place out of 80 countries, outperforming countries such as Austria, New Zealand, France, Ireland and United Kingdom, but trailing behind fellow Nordic countries Sweden (1), Norway (6) and Finland (9).

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“A place I would live”

More than 21,000 people from all over the world participated in the Best Countries survey, in which they assessed how closely they associated 80 countries with specific characteristics – such as “good job market”, “income equality”, “economically stable” and “a place I would live”.

Countries were also scored in relation to the share of migrants in their population; the amount of remittances the migrants they host sent home; and graded on a UN assessment of integration measures provided for immigrants, such as language training and transfers of job certifications, and the rationale behind current integration policies.

The world’s 2nd best country for women and raising children

The Best Countries rankings also show that Denmark is the second-best country for women and for raising children. Denmark has one of the most generous and flexible parental leave systems in the world which means that both mothers and fathers are entitled to 23 weeks of parental leave.

Denmark is:

#2 Best country for raising kids
#2 Best country for women
#3 Quality of life
#4 Best country to invest in
#4 Open for business
#4 Most transparent country
#4 Best country to headquarter a corporation
#6 Citizenship
#7 Best country for green living
#9 Best country for education
#12 Entrepreneurship

Top 10 best countries for immigrants

  1. Sweden
  2. Canada
  3. Switzerland
  4. Australia
  5. Germany
  6. Norway
  7. USA
  8. Netherlands
  9. Finland
  10. Denmark

See the full rankings here.